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Worthy Grand Chief 

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Volume XXXIX March, 1919 Number 1 


Frederick Tupper 

University of Vermont 

Many things that have been proclaimed of late much more 
loudly and widely than their worth merits — it being the habit 
of a certain school of preachers to shout when they have very 

little to say — recall a story which if not true is at least well in- 
vented. A visitor to an asylum is invited by the superintendent 
to address the inmates. "Whal shall I speak about?" he asks 
in dismay. "I don't know how to talk to the feeble-minded." 
"It is only too easy," answers the official, 4> Yon can simply drool 
along, inflicting on them anything that comes into your head, 
and they will never know tin 1 difference." The advice is followed 
only too literally, and all for a time goes well, until in the very 
midst of the harangue, which is quite without form and void, 
oik 1 of the unhappy audience springs to his feet and throwing 
up his hands yells excitedly, "Greal Heavens, have I got to stand 
this?" Then the superintendent, calmly rising, steps to the side 
of the disconcerted orator and whispers reassuringly, "Don't let 
the interruption disturb you. That man may not have another 
lucid moment for two years/' Many of us have sat listening in 
dumb helplessness to the chaotic speech of recent vehement talk- 
ers, bringing their hobbies and their wares to a war-market. We 
made no protest but smoked on in dazed silence when some re- 
former assured us that only by abstinence from tobacco could our 
soldiers win battles. Our wonder also holds us mute when some 
profiteering tobacconist advertises "the cigarettes that won the 
war." But when the special pleader so far presumes upon our 
mental infirmity as to declare publicly that "in the light of w T orld 
events the fraternity onlv gives the student one more excellent 

chance to practise class-mindedness, the foe, which the world lias 
gone to war to banish," then in the lucid moment vouchsafed even 
to a pedagogue on the thirtieth anniversary of his birth into 
Greek letterdom, one throws out both arms and shouts in agony, 
" Great Heavens, have I got to stand this?" 

Ignorance or something worse speaks to ignorance in the 
perverse and preposterous argument based upon a far-fetched 
parallel between the societies of boys and of girls in our Ameri- 
can colleges, and the Junkerism of the German military class. 
A swaggering young patrician strikes with the flat of his sword 
a lame cobbler at Zabern in 1913, and the world cries out with 
reason against class-mindedness. Alpha Beta measures itself 
in basketball or baseball against Gamma Delta or the Commons 
Club — classmjndedness, again ! One begins to wonder whether 
one's dazed brain has heard aright, or whether any words have 
any meaning. This mnch, however, is clear, that to point in the 
present hour an accusing finger at any individual or institution 
or organization with the cry, "Un-American" or "Undemo- 
cratic," unless there be the weightiest grounds for the charge is 
— if I must talk like a professor — a breach of the ninth command- 
ment. In the days when ginger was hot in my mouth, I should 
have used spicier speech. Moreover, let it be trumpeted from the 
ridge-poles of college buildings that the fraternity is not on trial. 
A few months ago, the Inter-Fraternity Conference, composed 
of forty fraternities, submitted to the War Department a glow- 
ing assertion not only of love and loyalty and zeal, but of genuine 
democracy. And when the final response from the Department 
came at the end of November, it brought, as everybody knows, 
grateful recognition of splendid services and the removal of all 
restrictions upon fraternity elections and activities. The plea 
has been heard in the highest courts and the verdict rendered. 
Under what conceivable circumstances can the case be reopened? 

The Conference declared of fraternities : ' ' They are demo- 
cratic and have no social cleavage. Their members are chosen 
for fitness and congeniality, and, as men pursuing similar courses, 
it is a natural association." The momentarily sane instructor 
balks at the English, but not at the truth of this statement. As 
has been said, with wearisome iteration, each American college 

vaunts itself the sworn champion of democracy and academic 
freedom. Less than ever is any institution disposed to accept 
merely social standards of excellence, or to recognize other quali- 
ties than character and ability. The fraternity, too, plays an im- 
portant part in teaching the student ' ' to know a good man when 
he sees him."- It would be too much to claim that its judgments 
in this regard are unerring. The lapel of the well-tailored coat 
sometimes attracts a pledge button, that has no business there, 
while virtue lurks- undetected beneath external shabbiness. 
"Forgib, Oh Lawd," pleads the darkey preacher, "de sins dal 
we have committed an ' de sins dat we have omitted. ' ' A chapter 
bemourns mistakes of both kinds, certainly, but it usually selects 
and rejects with surprising discrimination. If the college con- 
sistently pursues its ideal of academic freedom by imposing upon 
the student no other restrictions than due observance of the de- 
cencies and amenities that civilized life demands, it cannot deny 
him the privilege of choosing his own companions. But I think 
that it has a right to insist that this choice should be deliberate. 
The selection of an unknown group of permanent associates with- 
in a week of entering college is so obviously ill-fated, that full 
time is now granted the new-comer to look around and choose his 
ground. A set of youngsters seeking to acquire that most diffi- 
cult of arts, "the art of living together," are not prone to err 
on the side of too great seriousness and bookishness; but respon- 
sible leaders and hard-working house-and scholarship commit- 
tees now wisely check the social impulse which went freely and 
gaily its own gait in the days when some of us were young. One 
unfortunate propensity, which still survives, and which one might 
dub "undemocratic," if democracy were not its happy hunting 
ground, is the not unnatural eagerness of certain fraternity men 
to make the college world safe, not only safe but snug, for their 
own brotherhood or party. I remember, shamefacedly, some very 
green young fools of the later clays of the last century w r ho gloried 
in the belief that the badge of their order possessed the sovereign 
virtue of conferring upon each and every wearer the ability to 
fill any college office whatever. Having, like most men, the 
courage of their delusions, they came perilously near to wreck- 
ing, by skilfully concerted action, the peace and happiness that 

dwelt under their stately Southern oaks. College polities, wher- 
ever and whenever found, is the rottenest thing 1 know, nexl 
to college athletics, as it everywhere used to be "befo' de war." 
Good things gone wrong are the very worst of evils. 

I hear the excited voices of children under my window and 
I pause to watch them at their play. The young child, like early 
man, lives only for himself. His own likes and dislikes, his own 
joys and sorrows, make the sum and substance of his days. Look 
at these games of his. Has he the least conception of what you 
college-men call team-play, the working in unison with his fel- 
lows for some thing above and beyond self? Then the boy in 
his teens, like the man who has emerged from his barbarous 
early state, develops the social instinct, the gentleman's regard 
for other people's rights and feelings, the knight's loyalty to a 
code. In a game he fights no longer for his own hand, but for 
his side— his chapter, his class, his college. Thus only can he 
reach the last stage of all, that of mature man and of finished 
civilization, subjecting the interests of self and side to the cause 
of humanity, the good of the race. Now will a book-man, who 
hopes that he is human too, bore an audience of his brothers 
by tracing these same stages in our reading? Our earliest lik- 
ing is for the hero, the adventurer who wanders through the 
world, battling against dragons and giants for his own glory 
and winning at the end his princess. Is there anywhere in 
song or story a more outrageously selfish figure than the mighty 
Achilles, a veritable slacker, hiding among women in a girl's 
dress, when his aid is wanted in the war, wrathfully sulking in 
his tent for the lowest of personal reasons, though his side is 
losing through his defection, and taking up his arms only to 
wreak private revenge upon the enemy? Such is the team-play 
of the hero of the earliest great epic, the Iliad. Later our favor- 
ite is the Knight of Arthur's court, sitting with his peers at the 
Bound Table, playing his gallant game fairly and squarely and 
chivalrously placing his loyalty to King and comrades (we 
call this today fraternity and college spirit) above his sejfish 
desires and interests. High above the hero and the Knight our 
riper judgment places the citizen, the patriot, the soldier. 
Present history abounds in shining examples of sacrifice of self 

to the love of country. To the friend of humanity and demo- 
cracy none of these revelations are more affecting than the poems 
and letters of Alan Seeger and Victor Chapman and other 
college men who fell "somewhere in France." Young Rupert 
Brooke, a Cambridge man, blends himself, even in his faraway 
death at Gallipoli, with his beloved England : 

"If I should die, think only this of me, 
That there's some corner of a foreign field 
That is forever England.*' 

Thus, in the supreme test of devotion, university men en- 
large the loyalties of their college days until they arc as wide 
as earth and heaven. 

An account of the permanent influence of the S.A.T.C. 
upon the fraternity life in the colleges would read like the 
notable chapter on Snakes in Ireland. •'There are do snakes in 
Ireland." The Greeks gave to the cause their houses as readily 
as they gave themselves; and now that the need of both is over, 
they return to the old conditions with the same joyfulness with 
which men everywhere are resuming their old responsibilities. 
Some of those wiseacres whose hearts are oppressed by the weak- 
nesses of our academic system prophesied the miracle of an im- 
mediate and thorough-going abolition of all evils, real and im- 
aginary, under the sudden ,% presto! change!" of the new mili- 
tary regime. These confident predictions could have surprised 
no men more than the powers at Washington who, perplexed 
in the extreme, launched a compromise policy, which, they 
hoped, might work both to the good of the army and of the 
colleges. It was frankly a doubtful experiment, which, on ac- 
count of the epidemic, was not even fairly tried; hence one 
cannot say what might have happened, had all things favored. 
This much an older man may affirm, that the contrast between 
the congested barrack-life in the chapter-houses two or three 
months ago and the happy familiar round of existence in the 
same rooms just now makes men deeply sensible of their daily 
blessings. The dozens of men with whom I have talked lament 
the speedy dissolution of the S.A.T.C. merely as the passing of 
a cherished opportunity for large and loyal service — not that any 
of them frame their disappointment in any such round phrase 

as this, for among collegians heroics have been as rare as 
heroism has been frequent — yet they are all rejoicing in the sur- 
vival of the traditions, the old customs, the old life. And be- 
fore the present writer reverts to his own old lunacies let him 
once more declare, on his thirtieth Greek-letter birthday, that 
fraternity men everywhere have met all the demands of the 
greatest of crises with a loftiness of spirit which it will please 
them mightily to remember when they, too, are "twenty and 
thirty and forty years on ". So when some garrulous speaker, 
only half -aware of his babble's meaning, chatters onward about 
class-mindedness at home and abroad, a kindly light flashing 
for one blessed moment across the darkness leads a victim to his 
feet with the heart-felt cry of anguish : ' ' Great Heavens, have 
I got to stand this?" 


Thomas Arkle Clark 

Worthy Grand Chief 

Ever since the signing of the armistice I have had numerous 
letters from our soldiers in France and in this country express- 
ing their determination, when released from service, to return 
and complete their college work. Almost unanimously they have 
expressed an added interest in what they had previously under- 
taken to do, and an eagerness and a spirit to finish the work they 
had begun which was to me pleasant to recognize. All types of 
fellows were in the list. Grinds and confirmed loafers, politicians 
and society enthusiasts, were alike in their determination to come 
back to college as soon as the war was over, to eliminate every- 
thing that would interfere with their scholastic work, and to 
stick to the finish. 

I have had a good deal to do in my time with intellectual 
revivals, and I have talked often with the man who has" just 
turned over a new leaf or who thinks he has. For this reason, 
perhaps, as well as for others, I have had more than a passing 
interest in the soldier returning to" college ; and I have made many 


surmises as to just what he would do in his fraternity and in his 
college classes. Would the loafer be regenerated by the exper- 
iences and the responsibilities which had come to him as a soldier ? 
Would the keen brain of the man who had shown unusual facility 
in scholastic matters be dulled by his contact with war, would he 
have less concentration, would he grow restless and discontented 
under the restraints of college life? I was not sure, but I haz- 
arded a pretty definite guess. 

There are those who say that the soldier returning to col- 
lege will be more serious in his attitude toward his work, that 
he will be more practical, waste less time, exercise more self-con- 
trol, and show at once the beneficial results of the military dis- 
cipline and training through which he has passed. I believe the 
man from active overseas service will show these characteristics, 
but of the soldier from the Students' Army Training Corps units 
and from the training camps on this side of the water I am not 
so sure, though I am willing to be convinced. 

So far the second lieutenant returning to college from ser- 
vice in a Students' Army Training Corps unit has proved more 
often than otherwise a liability to the fraternity to which he be- 
longed than an asset. Even if an upperclassman — though he 
was in fact frequently a sophomore — he has had often all the 
characteristics of an exaggerated sophomore. He has slept late 
in the morning, has been as cocky as a young rooster, and has 
expected to be treated with all the respect due a foreign diplomat 
or a major general of the army, while he swelled round in his 
military togs. 

I was called to the telephone one evening near the beginning 
of the second quarter. 

' ' This is Lieutenant Carter, ' ' a voice at the other end of the 
line informed me. 

"Carter?" I asked myself, "Lieutenant Carter — who is 
Lieutenant Carter?" Then memory came to my rescue. Carter 
had been a very insignificant freshman — a very indifferent 
student — last year. He had gone to the Fort Sheridan camp in 
July and had been commissioned, after two months' training, 
and sent to a small college in Minnesota as one of the officers of 
the S.A.T.C. unit located there. His purpose in speaking to me 

over the telephone was to inquire if he could eall that evening 
and pay his respects to me. I consented. 

He came in later like a commander-in-chief of the American 
forces. He was simply magnificent, and he knew it. He was 
decked out with the greatest care, and was wearing all the bars 
and chevrons and stripes allowed by law, with a few thrown in 
for good measure. He created at once a distinctly martial atmos- 
phere; General Pershing himself could not have been more gra- 
cious or more conscious of the distinction which his presence con- 
ferred upon my humble dwelling. It was like the visit of royalty. 

I was not at all surprised to find that the regulations of his 
fraternity were irksome to him, that the fellows did not show 
him the respect to which he thought himself entitled, that he 
found it difficult to study and to attend class regularly, and that 
he was more impressed with his own personal importance than 
with the necessity of self-discipline and cooperation with the of- 
ficers of his chapter. His head had been turned by a little au- 

Tom Clarkson limped into my office a few days later from 
overseas radiant with joy at sight of the old campus again. He'd 
been in the thick of the Chateau Thierry push, he'd had a leg 
broken and an arm shattered and pieces of shrapnel dug out of 
various parts of his body, but he was still in the ring, he said, 
and he was coming back to college to finish if it took him five 
years. As he sat in the chair before me, though I knew he was 
only twenty, he seemed twenty-four. He said little, he boasted 
not at all of his accomplishments. He did not refer to the fact 
that he had received a citation for bravery under fire, but I knew 
that his strength and courage had been tested, he had got a 
broader view of life, a firmer grip on himself, and he was com- 
ing back with a more definite purpose, because he had been face 
to face with the realities of life — and death. 

So far as my experience has gone up to this time, therefore, 
the soldier returning to college will be better or worse than he was 
before, in so far as his experiences in the army have or have 
not brought him face to face with responsibility and the realities 
of life. If his army experience has only increased his conceit and 
his estimate of his own importance, he will be a drag on the in- 

stitution and the fraternity to which he returns; if, on the con- 
trary, he has had in the army a vision of sacrifice and service, 
whatever organization or institution gets him back is lucky. 



Thomas Arkle Clark, who became Worthy Grand Chief on 
December 27 as successor to Nathan F. Giffin, brings to his high 
office an equipment of understanding and experience in at least 
one aspect of fraternity life and problems unequalled by any man 
anywhere. There are doubtless men who have given more pains- 
taking study to the abstract theory in which the foundations of 
the fraternal idea are laid; there may be those who know more 
in detail of the history of fraternities generally or of our own 
fraternity in particular; sonic there are who know a larger num- 
ber of the alumni or of the active membership of the order. But 
of the relations of the chapter to the institution in which it exists, 
of the problems which the active, living, growing, changing chap- 
ter has to face every day and every year; of what the fraternity 
may mean to the college; of what the college may expect and 
must ask of the fraternity, no man knows more than Dean 

From the point of view of some, the fraternity is an independ- 
ent social fact with which the college or the public has no direct 
concern beyond an interest in seeing that it lives within the law 
and pays its debts. It has no duties except to its members, and 
those are personal, not educational. The fraternity house is the 
fraternity's man's castle, in which to do as he finds it most to his 
liking, with no more responsibility because of his membership 
therein than because his house faces east rather than south. 

Some college authorities look upon all so-called "student 
activities" as regrettable excrescences on the academic body, to 
be removed when ' possible, or tolerated or ignored, like 
other impertinences. They are a waste of time ; they divert in- 
terest from the true purpose of the college. Or they divide the 
students into cliques, define lines of stratification which ought 

to be ignored or removed and so threaten the safety of democracy. 
To find any common ground of interest with such would of 
course stultify the college authority; to think that the college 
could profit from sympathetic contact with them seems absurd. 
And the fraternity is one, and one of the most important, of these 
1 ' student activities. ' ' 

The opposites of both these views are now happily preva- 
lent. Fraternities are coming more and more fully to recognize 
their obligations to the colleges, as well as their broader respon- 
sibilities to their members. Colleges, at the same time, are realiz- 
ing that the fraternity may be a real adjunct to the college in 
furthering and realizing its educational as well as more general 

No one has been more fully identified with this increasing 
mutual understanding and helpfulness between the fraternities 
and the colleges than Thomas Arkle Clark. He has been both 
a fraternity man and a college officer at the same time without 
sacrificing his enthusiasm for either or his usefulness, in support 
of the other. In his faculty he is the champion of the student 
and those things nearest the heart of the student; in the frater- 
nity house he is the expounder and defender of the faculty and 
of the often apparently queer or perverse doings of that body. 
To both students and faculty he has been for many years and is 
still the wise, broad-minded, sympathetic counsellor, equally at 
home with the leader of great educational movements and the 
crafty class politician bent on putting something over on the 
opponent undergraduate or college officer. The election of such 
a man as Dean Clark to the highest office in the fraternity is 
distinctly a recognition of the closer relations between the col- 
lege and the fraternity. 

There was a good deal of discussion a few years ago as to 
the dignity and wisdom of initiating faculty men into the frater- 
nity. I think much of the value that Dean Clark has had to fra- 
ternity men in his own university and elsewhere has come from 
the fact that he has seen student life from inside and outside the 
fraternity. He was not a fraternity man as an undergraduate ; 
indeed, so far as age goes by years, he was never an undergradu- 
ate at all, for he was old enough to be an alumnus when he be- 


came a prep at the University of Illinois. But he was at the 
same time young enough to make all the other preps feel at home 
with him, and as he went on up the academic scale, all his class- 
mates and his colleagues felt that he was one of them, with his 
interests their interests, and his judgment a bit wiser, more 
trustworthy, and for some inscrutable reason, nearly always seem- 
ing whimsical but proving sounder than theirs. 

Student interests outside the class room were for a long 
time unregarded and unguided in our colleges; but as they be- 
came more numerous and took a larger place in college life, till 
as President Wilson said, the side-shows threatened to eclipse the 
main performance, college authorities who could not abolish the 
"activities" were wise enough in some instances to make use of 
them. One of the earliest of this kind of college officer was Pres- 
ident Draper, of the University of Illinois. He had sat down 
with squelching finality on the old-fashioned pranks of rowdy- 
ism that used to give vent to high spirits of college youth; and 
to occupy the spare time of those who he well knew would not 
spend all their waking hours in fervent educational endeavor he 
looked upon "activities" as something to be encouraged, guided, 
and made into a help rather than a hindrance to college work. 

The man appointed to do this thing was Thomas Arkle Clark, 
Professor of Rhetoric. It is not to be supposed that either Presi- 
dent Draper or he foresaw the possibilities in the office when he 
became the first Dean of Men ; but the general situation was 
clearly visualized even then, and from that time, nearly twenty 
years ago, till the present, the Dean has been a leading figure 
of the country in college affairs relating to student life and extra- 
curricular activities. He has come into intimate understanding 
contact with every kind of undergraduate problem, and many 
hundreds of every kind of undergraduate. He knows the indi- 
vidual and the psychology, as well as the physiology and hy- 
giene, of the individual, and of the group and the crowd. He 
knows men by intuition, observation, and experience ; by their 
sweethearts, their fond mothers and fathers, and their creditors, 
as well as their instructors and their landladies. He has had 
more heart-to-hearts per diem than the most popular minister 
in creation. Deathbeds, unpaid laundi-y bills, absences from 


class, thievery, clandestine marriages, quiet heroism, the sacri- 
fices of parents for unworthy offspring and of noble young chaps 
sprung from most ignoble forebears; high aspirations, fine ideals, 
meanness, and treachery are all a part of the day's work for him. 
It wears on him, to be sure, for he is sympathetic, rather emo- 
tional, in fact ; but he is of remarkably resilient material, and he 
knows how to relax. Nobody goes to more dinners and dances, 
as well as funerals and faculty meetings than he. He will manage 
to get around to a smoker, a meeting of church deacons, an 
operation on an undergraduate at the hospital, a dance, and a 
theatrical rehearsal in an evening and be dictating letters at 
eight the next morning. 

All of which scattering gossip about the new Worthy Grand 
Chief is no attempt at a character sketch, but a word by way 
of introduction to the man who, every member of the fraternity 
may know, knows a fellow just like him, and would like to know 


Paul R. Hickok 

Chairman of the High Council 

Many admirers of a prominent political figure of sixty 
years ago called him "The Little Giant." In the same terms 
we describe Nathan F. Giffin, who for six years prior to the 
end of December was our Worthy Grand Chief. At the St. 
Louis Congress, after an especially brilliant handling of a diffi- 
cult parliamentary situation, one of the delegates who was at- 
tending his first Congress ejaculated in tones that could be 
heard throughout the hall, "Oh! Boy! Just watch him! He's 
little; but oh! My!" Which expresses the feeling of all who 
have been in personal or official relation to him. 

Brother Giffin had given due warning that he must be re- 
lieved of the duties and responsibilities of his office at the end 
of 1918. Two or three times before, when the pressure of per- 
sonal affairs was particularly insistent, we were fearful that 
lie would ask to be relieved. But the Fraternity's need of him, 


together with his loyal affection for her, combined to hold him 
through six of the most fruitful years in the history of that 
office. Then, when it did become necessary for his wishes to 
be recognized, we had reached a time when there was ready 
a man who possessed in most unusual degree the traits required 
for continuing the extraordinary record of service Giffin had 
established. Those who love Giffin most unaffectedly are the 
men who rejoice most sincerely in Dean Clark's succession to 
the privileges and responsibilities of our chief executive office. 

There is little to be gained at this time by an effort to tell 
the story of these six years. The documents of the period are a 
complete history, and they are intensely interesting to stu- 
dents of our development. Moreover, the documents themselves 
are more complete and more perfectly recorded than ever be- 
fore. This is one of the things Giffin lias taught us, and the 
lesson will not be forgotten. There is a record, clear and ex- 
plicit, of everything said or done of an official character during 
his administration. For this alone a long line of his successors 
will rise up and call him blessed. There were, however, some 
important movements taking form or being completed during 
his term of service which must have brief mention. 

The system of the provinces is now so intimately and vitally 
a. part of our administrative plan that our younger brothers 
will scarcely realize that there was a time when not a hint of 
it existed. Early in the 90's the Ohio chapters organized an 
"Alpha Tau Omega Association," with annual conclaves and 
a well developed plan for interchange of courtesies and prac- 
tical service. Here doubtless was the first move toward a system 
of provinces. Such a system covering the entire Fraternity 
was inaugurated about ten years later by Larkin Glazebrook, 
was developed by George Lamar, and put to yet more practi- 
cal uses by Fenn and Lyon, and their successors. It was left 
to Giffin, however, to make the Chiefs of Provinces what they 
have been in recent years — the strongest possible link between 
each chapter and the Fraternity itself. There is today a Federal 
organization in Alpha Tau Omega which is altogether effective, 
to which many men have made some contribution, but was per- 
fected chiefly by Giffin. He had the splendid capacity not only 


to request the most definite kind of service from these Chiefs 
of Provinces, but to expect and require it. Consequently, we 
now have come to a time which was long desired, when there 
is most positive authority exercised by the Chiefs of Provinces 
and recognized by the Chapters. 

Another important development of Giffin's period was the 
growth of an Inter-Fraternity movement, and our prominent 
connection with it. Ten years ago, when I was Worthy Grand 
Chief, President Faunce of Brown University acted upon a 
suggestion of Hamilton Wright Mabie and invited the executive 
officers of all the Fraternities to meet in New York for the pur- 
pose of discussing the feasibility of an Inter-Fraternity organ- 
ization. Dr. Otis A. Glazebrook, then chairman of the High 
Council, agreed that we should cooperate heartily in whatever 
might be undertaken, and we were represented. The first two 
or three annual conferences were marked by growing interest, 
but also by unmistakable continuing uncertainty, and even 
suspicion in some directions. Then in 1912 Giffin began an 
active participation in the conferences, afterwards serving in 
several official relations, and was instrumental in bringing to 
pass some of the resolutions and enactments which are making 
the Inter-Fraternity Conference a means of greatest service 
in the Greek world now. With him at all times has been Dean 
Clark, and all men who have attended a conference of this 
organization know the eagerness with which Clark's words are 
awaited, and the authority invariably attaching to his opinions. 

The service to which Giffin himself was perhaps most ar- 
dently devoted was the establishment of a central executive 
office for the Fraternity. This was the burden of his conver- 
sation with us all for several years. It was his vision by day 
and his dream by night. It was the enterprise most earnestly 
advocated by him at the St. Louis Congress. And the complete 
and successful establishment of the office at Champaign under 
the masterly and tactful direction of Frank W. Scott as Exec- 
utive Secretary brought deep joy to Giffin's heart as he was 
retiring from the office of Worthy Grand Chief. Most of the 
details of financial and official readjustment necessary to the 
creation of a centralized administrative agency were worked 


out by Giffin. It is a remarkable achievement for our Fraternity, 
and a monument to Giffin 's genius. 

These things indicate Giffin 's extraordinary capacity for 
administration and his mastery of detail. He was gifted far 
above the most capable of men in this regard. He brought about 
him as Chiefs of Provinces men who had something of his own 
executive capacity. These men, and all others in official line, 
were won by the power of his personality and were bound to him 
by a loyalty which his enthusiam did much to create. 

There is another service, however, which was not admin- 
istrative but distinctly constructive, which may be even more 
creditably associated with his name in coming years. It is 
the revision of our Constitution and the codification of our laws. 
To Giffin and Claude Reno belong the credit for this gigantic 
enterprise and this utterly invaluable service. It happened 
that my name appeared as a member of the committee that per- 
formed this herculean task. When the work was completed, 
however, and Congress had taken proper action, I took occasion 
to .say frankly in Congress thai the Fraternity must remember 
that principal credit was due altogether to Giffin and Reno. 
Through days and weeks together they wrestled with wwy prob- 
lem, large or small, as it appeared, preserving as much as pos- 
sible of the spirit and even the very language of the old docu- 
ment, carefully separating out the elements which more properly 
belonged in some other classification, and finally presenting a 
work which is of invaluable worth to the Fraternity, and a 
highest tribute to the mental acumen and legal skill of Giffin 
and Reno. 

Nathan F. Giffin \s retirement from the office in which he 
served so well, and the election of his successor occurred in 
circumstances somewhat unusual. War conditions made it in- 
expedient to hold the usual Congress, and it was a meeting of 
the High Council which took place at the time set for the 
Twenty-sixth Congress. The High Council, exercising its con- 
stitutional powers, accepted Giffin 's resignation and elected 
Clark to the office, thereupon electing Giffin to membership in 
the High Council to complete Clark's unfinished term in that 
body. These unusual circumstances, and the fact that there 


was no opportunity in a Congress to give appropriate recog- 
nition to Giffin's unique ability and work, have Led the other 
members of the High Council to record in this manner their 
appreciation of these six years of monumental labors, and their 
and the Fraternity's affection for the brother who performed 


On the evening of March 13, 1914, some hundred or so 
Alpha Taus foregathered at the Hotel Woodstock in New York, 
to express their love and affection for Founder Glazebrook, and 
to wish him God Speed upon the voyage he was then about to 
undertake to assume his duties as American Consul at Jerusalem. 

Those who were there present carry vivid recollections of 
some of the things he then said. He told us how for nearly half 
a century his "parochial servitude" as he expressed it, "had 
been well nigh complete" and that it had not been possible for 
him to accomplish many things which he had desired. But 
there had come a surcease from the toil of the ministry and a 
welcome opportunity for service of a far different sort which 
would enable him to carry out some ideas which for many years 
had of necessity been suppressed. And when his voice choked 
with emotion as he told us that his new field of toil would be in 
and about the City of the Great King, we felt that there had 
come to him a real recompense for years of earnest and con-' 
scientious endeavor and achievement. And he spoke of some 
of the things that he would do during his sojourn in the Holy 
Land; enthusiasm as ever was in his voice, and youth seemed 
again to have possessed itself of his body. 

All ! How little did he, or we, know what the months then 
immediately to come held in store ! 

Scarcely had he become accustomed to his new duties when 
tin- world conflagration broke forth; what had been looked for- 
ward to as a period of comparative ease with ample opportunity 
for study and research suddenly became filled with turmoil 


and with grave and wholly unexpected responsibilities. One by 
one the powers allied against the Central Empires placed their 
affairs in his hands and their interests in his keeping until he 
found himself the representative of some dozen or more, each 
with its own difficult and peculiar questions to solve. 

He was beset by governmental conditions which could exist 
nowhere except in Turkey ; he was hampered by the strictest 
censorship the world has ever known which prevented him from 
communicating in code even with his own Ambassador in Con- 
stantinople ; he was surrounded by a hostile community and 
by unduly suspicious officials to whom honest and straight- 
forward dealing were wholly unknown. 

Daily, even hourly, the most perplexing questions had to 
be solved, many of which from a diplomatic standpoint were 
of the utmost importance. There was no one to whom lie could 
go for advice or guidance; the responsibility for their correct 
solution was his and his alone. And this was the post in which 
he had hoped to pass his declining years in study and re- 
search ! 

Then famine came upon the land and starvation stalked 
up and down Palestine. The swiftness of the coming of the war 
had cut off a thousand Russian pilgrims. Men and women sub- 
jects of the Allied Powers found themselves without funds and 
unable to return to their homes, and the cry "Give us bread" 
resounded from one vnd of the country to the other, and so as 
the representative of America he played "Lady Bountiful" 
not only to the subjects of the Powers whose interests he was 
safe-guarding but to the scores of subject races of the Ottoman 
Empire and even to the Turks themselves who in their stress 
deigned even to accept the bounty of the "Christian dog." 

It is not within the scope of this article to relate in detail 
the many and varied responsibilities that were thrust upon him 
nor with what fidelity, efficiency and humaneness Jie discharged 
them. Let it suffice to say that he received not only the com- 
mendation of those in authority above him but that he merited 
and had the respect, confidence and affection of all with whom 
he came in contact. 

And so passed nearly three years of service, days of un- 


ceasing toil, and nights filled with anxiety and apprehension 
for what the morrow might bring forth, until at last diplomatic 
relations between America and the Ottoman Empire were 
severed and the American Consul delivered over to the Spanish 
Consul the interests which had hitherto been in his care and 
by way of Constantinople, Sofia, Belgrade, Budapest and Vien- 
na, slowly and always under surveillance he made his way to 
Switzerland, thence to France, to England and home. 

When he returned to America the State Department recog- 
nizing the value of his intimate knowledge of conditions in 
Palestine assigned him to the section of the Department known 
as the Near East Section and here during the past year he has 
labored early and late, collating and digesting reports from our 
agents in that part of the world. 

A few weeks ago General Allenby advised the State De- 
partment that he was ready to permit the American Consular 
service in Palestine to be rehabilitated and naturally, Dr. Glaze- 
brook was asked if he would undertake the work. Of course his 
answer was in the affirmative. 

When it was learned that he would sail from New York 
the Alumni Association decided that it would be most fitting 
once again to have him as its guest at dinner in order that for a 
second time they might wish him bon voyage as he left to un- 
dertake once more those duties which had been so rudely inter- 
rupted. And so about a hundred and fifty Alpha Taus dined 
at the Hotel Woodstock on the evening of February 14 with the 
Founder as their guest. 

It was a great occasion. Abram I. Elkus who was our Am- 
bassador to Turkey when America entered the war came to tell 
us with what fidelity and faithfulness the Doctor had performed 
the trying duties which had been his, and the high esteem in 
which he is held by all with whom he came in contact during 
those strenuous days. Felicitous as was his speech, generous as 
was bis praise it added but little to what we all knew, yet withal 
it was with supreme satisfaction that we listened to his former 
Chief speaking those words of genuine and sincere commenda- 
tion, prompted as his utterances showed, by his love of the 
man and a realization of the really great service he had rendered. 


And then Father Glazebrook spoke. 

To thousands of Alpha Taus has been given the privilege 
of sitting at the Founder's feet under the spell of his words. 
No one to whom this opportunity has come has risen except as 
a better man, realizing more deeply the eternal verities of life. 
To the writer has come scores of these opportunities; but never 
did the true worth and the real greatness of the man manifest 
itself more strikingly than on this occasion, when weakened by 
a severe surgical operation undertaken that he might be the 
better fitted for the work which lies ahead, he stood and for 
nearly an hour with the utmost modesty, yet with a fervidness 
that brought to us some conception of the wonderful work he 
had accomplished, related a few of the episodes in which he 
had played so important a role. 

And as one saw the glint from his eye and witnessed that 
earnestness which betokened the unquenchable fire of his spirit, 
it was easy to understand how he had been able to accomplish 
all that he had, and why it was possible for him to count among 
his friends, Jew and Christian, Arab and Turk. 

Those who do not know him may well wonder why he should 
be so ready and willing to give up a well earned rest and in the 
twilight of his life take upon himself in a far off land burdens 
and responsibilities that would tax to its utmost the strength 
of one in the full vigor of middle age. But the answer is not 
far to seek, for his life has been full of manifestations of his 
love of man and of men; and throughout his seventy and odd 
years he has always sought opportunity to render service, — 
true, unselfish, self-sacrificing service — that makes for the bet- 
terment of men, for the good of mankind. 

It was this idea of service that prompted him in his youth 
to found Alpha Tan Omega and it is indeed inspiring to see him 
after the turmoil and strife of years with his ideals still un- 
tarnished, still fighting the good fight, still keeping the faith, 
still seeking the opportunity to render service to his fellow man. 

He sailed on the 17th and that God may guard and guide 
and bless him and give him strength and courage in his work 
is the fervent prayer of us all. 

Major Catuna of the artillery was present and gave us a 


vivid picture of the great Argonne Forest drive, and Capt. 
Charles Holbrook in the happy vein that only an old salt can 
have told us of his experiences while a prisoner for nearly a 
week in a German submarine after his schooner the Hattie Dunn 
had been captured and blown up. 
It was indeed a great evening. 


Nathan F. Giffin 

Worthy Grand Chief 1912-18 

Alpha Tau Omega is only a mite in a world that has lived 
more in the past four years than it did in the century preced- 
ing. We have seen scores of old ideas cast aside and wholly new 
conceptions come into existence; of many of the old ideas we 
say frankly they were bad, of not a few of the new we have 
serious doubt as to their real worth. We have witnessed an 
upheaval in world affairs which, if I mistake not, is bound to 
have a far greater influence, perhaps for good, perhaps for evil, 
upon our social and political institutions than we now can pos- 
sibly foresee. The coming decade is bound to be one fraught 
with dire perils in which the best product of the greatest minds 
will be needed if the problems which will confront us shall be 
rightly solved. And so in the very nature of things it is not 
possible today for one accurately to apportion the relative value 
of those things of which we have had some small vision and of 
those events of which we have been, to some extent at least, a 

In Fraternity affairs things which five years ago we deemed 
of great importance seem today relatively of little worth and 
what today we may consider a great achievement may tomorrow 
be classed as a mere ordinary detail of the day's work. There 
are two things, however, one the natural resultant of the other, 
which to my mind stand out above all others and the second of 
these, if it may be accurately termed an achievement is the most 
important and far reaching of all. There has come about dur- 
ing the past few years a marked growth in the spirit of nation- 


alism and because of this and directly traceable to it, a fuller 
and keener conception of our opportunity for, and obligation 
of, service — unselfish service, prompted not at all by any spirit 
of personal gain, but true self-sacrifice which shall make for 
the betterment of our college communities, of our municipalities 
and in a far greater and larger sense for the betterment of man- 

Our efforts may be weak and our accomplishments small 
when measured by any known standard, but the spirit is there. 
It is no new idea. It is the identical idea that possessed the 
mind of young Otis Glazebrook as he sat in his father's study 
in Richmond that September evening a bit over a half century 
ago. It is the spirit which has pervaded Alpha Tau Omega all 
these years, and has made the Fraternity what it is; it was the 
real reason for its being; all else was but a means to that end. 

The events of the past few years have been such as to canst* 
this spirit to manifest itself oftener and more strikingly than 
heretofore, and it has grown to a far greater extent than we 
sometimes realize. In that wonderful message sent by the 
Founder from the City of that Great King, to the XXV Congress 
he said "The small seed which I was permitted to plant has 
grown to be a great tree, well nigh covering a nation with its 
branches and foliage. I am more convinced than ever that the 
principles hidden in that little seed contain the germs of all 
successful life. If the fruitage has been a manhood consecrated 
to human service, the planting was worth while. If not, the 
inspired condemnation which blights all human endeavor, ex- 
cept that which has at once its motive and reward in genuine 
altruism, will fall upon it." 

And so I say again that the real accomplishment of the 
recent years has been the engendering of the spirit of national- 
ism and the awakening of a keener realization of the fact that 
membership in Alpha Tau Omega imposes upon all of us, indi- 
vidually, as chapters, and as a national organization the obliga- 
tion of altruistic and disinterested service, and if our sense of 
responsibility in this regard shall continue to grow in the years 
immediately to come as it has in those now passing we may well 
look back upon this period as one of real achievement. 




War has its 
re const ructions 
no less pro- 
nounced than 
peace, and not 
the least of 
these is the 
tion of John N. 
Van der Vries 
from a professor 
of mathematics 
in the Univer- 
sity of Kansas 
to secretary of 
the Central Dis- 


Chamber of 
Commerce o f 
the United 
States in the 
heart of the fin- 
ancial district 
of the industri- 
al center of the 
world. John and 
his friends could 
figure out a 
continuous curve 
to show that 
there was no 
hocus-pocus a- 
bout the change 
of course, but it 

t r i c t of the 

is a considerable change, any way you take it. 

About a year and a half ago it looked very much as if Kan- 
sas had a bad attack of pacifism, and no one was more disturbed 
over the symptoms of the sunflower state than the professor of 
mathematics in the state university in Lawrence. He tried to get 
into the O.R.C., but had been a mathematician too long for his 
eyesight or something; so lie went in to whoop up enthusiasm 
for the Red Cross. He had a dozen high school commencement 
speeches scheduled when the idea struck him, so he made up a 
trip three weeks long with these addresses as determining points 
and packed into those three weeks all the speeches he could find 
places and hearers for. He talked anywhere, at any hour, on the 
war, on our proper place in it, on preparedness, and such sub- 

Van says he never made a speech in his life till he was 
twenty-five years old. In college — Hope College it was, up in 


Holland, Michigan, from which he graduated with an A.B. and 
a good working knowledge of the Flemish lingo in '96 — he was 
not the boy orator, but the mathematical prodigy. He has made 
up lost time since, for that string of speeches which he tossed 
to the Kansas breezes led the Ked Cross to ask him, along with a 
professional, to take charge of their state membership cam- 
paign. He did. He made eighty speeches, and raised two mil- 
lion dollars. Then he ran the drives for the Liberty Loan and 
the Y.M.C.A. funds in the university. After that — it is really 
too bad that the whole story about this cannot be told — he ran 
the Christmas drive for Red Cross members in Lawrence. The 
committee that gave him the job knew he liked to work, so they 
set their desires pretty high, and would not have been incon- 
solable if he had failed to make good. They asked him to get 
2500 members. At nine o'clock on Christmas Eve he had his 
2500; not only that: he had 9,100 all collected, recorded and 
filed. The work was done, with no odds and ends left over to 
clutter up Christmas day. This membership was the largest, 
per capita, in the country. 

Very soon after this, during the holidays, Van der Vries 
was in Washington trying to get abroad where he could put 
his knowledge of Flemish to use. Just at this juncture, when 
some hitch kept him in this country, the Council of National 
Defense asked the national Chamber of Commerce to organize 
the industries of the country and clear up the mess into which 
industry had been thrown by the war and its demands. After 
Mr. Baruch was made chairman of the War Industries board 
the whole thing was reorganized ; committees of men from each 
industry were appointed after all the members of each industry 
had been circularized; and on April 1, 1918, the Chicago office 
was opened, with Van der Vries as secretary in charge, to handle 
the organizing of the central district, including the whole im- 
mense Mississippi valley. 

The object of this organization was to bring together the 
men of each industry so that by friendly arrangement they 
could eliminate all duplication, excess, waste, and friction, — 
everything, in fact, which might interfere with the most effi- 
cient utilization of all the resources of that particular industry 


in war service. Here was need, not only for far-sighted organiz- 
ing ability, but for tact and diplomacy in unstinted measure. 
The astonishing- results obtained show how fully the organizers 
and the industries organized fulfilled the hopes of the Govern- 

The need for this work is illustrated by one item, that of 
the humble but essential concrete mixer. When war broke out 
there were on the market no fewer than thirty-nine varieties of 
mixer. By getting together the manufacturers of these machines 
found a way to reduce the kinds to be made to nine without 
putting anyone out of business or leaving more than three types 
in the hands of any one man. When the mixer men had them- 
selves unmixed their business, their plan went to the War In- 
dustries Board and received approval. 

Paint manufacturers were putting out one hundred and 
thirty-two shades, as anyone would know who had watched the 
bill boards along any railroad running through scenery he might 
like to see. And of course every dealer had to have most of these 
shades in stock. The paint mixers got together and came out 
with only thirty shades. Similar simplifying went on all 
through the complex of industry. As a result, demands could be 
met which under former conditions would simply have been im- 

Italy, for instance, had to have a lot of steel for cables when 
she was planning her battles along the perpendicular battle- 
fields of her northern extremity, the wide top of the boot. We 
needed all our own steel cables, but the Italians had to be sup- 
plied, so — solemn truth this — the corset manufacturers were 
called together and asked what they could do for Italy. They 
had been using 45,000 tons of steel annually in their business, 
but after Messrs. Gossard, Redfern and Nemo had talked it over, 
they cut their consumption to 15,000 tons of steel, and Italy got 
her cables, and got the Austrians. 

When the war ended, three hundred and eighty-seven in- 
dustries were organized, and could be reached through their 
own committees of perhaps ten men each, and which had learned 
to work together to solve their common problems. The spirit of 
helpful cooperation which prevailed at the meeting of some four 


thousand business leaders in Atlantic City in December came 
not a little as a result of their experiences thus acquired. 

The job of bringing production to its greatest effect was 
scarcely greater than that of disposing of the tremendous re- 
sults of all this work when the armistice suddenly shut off the 
demand. The Chamber of Commerce at once began to consider 
means to dispose of the enormous surplus and slacken the ex- 
cessive production without swamping the markets, ruining busi- 
ness, and injuring labor. When the war ended, the Govern- 
ment had on hand, for instance, 500, 000, 000 feet of lumber, 
$300,000,000 worth of machine tools, and corresponding quan- 
tities of other commodities. Industry can absorb such surpluses 
only by following a program covering years of careful distribu- 
tion, unless chaos is to follow. 

The excellent organization already accomplished by the 
Chamber was precisely the kind of machinery Deeded to make 
and direct the operation of plans looking to this end, and as a 
consequence it has for some time past been occupied on this task. 

Into this sort of task has war thrust the man who at the age 
of forty-one got leave from his university in order to do his 
bit. He had been at Kansas ever since 1901, the year he got his 
doctorate at Clark, summa cum laiide, putting over a thesis on 
twisted curves. He has been pursuing the same indirect path 
ever since, emitting now and then an article to mark his devious 
progress. From 1901 till 1906 he was an instructor, till 1911 an 
associate, and from that year on has been professor and head 
of the department of mathematics. 

He has been in Alpha Tan Omega about as long as he lias 
been in Kansas, having been initiated in 1902. He was a dele- 
gate to the New York Congress. He was Chief of Province III 
from 1904 to 1910, in which period so many changes took place 
that he was chief during some part of that period of no fewer 
than twenty-nine chapters. 

Van really became well known to the Fraternity, though, 
through a report on his province rendered at the Birmingham 
Congress in 1906. It was simply — and fully — a business-like 
report of facts, free from everything not specifically pertinent 


to the business. Therefore it was a bit unusual. He started 
then the movement which led to the levying of the Equalization 
tax, and for a system of scholarship reports. At the Pittsburgh 
Congress he was nominated for W.G.C. but withdrew. He was 
elected to that office at the Atlanta Congress. After he had 
served a year he took pneumonia and was sent off to the desert 
to die; but he was at the Congress in 1912, where he was nomi- 
nated to the High Council from the floor and elected ; he was 
reelected in 1916. 

A man who is as active as Van der Vries contributes a good 
deal to whatever he is interested in, and he has been interested 
in the Fraternity. Among the most important matters in the 
Fraternity with which he will be connected by those in touch 
with the affairs of the organization in the past twelve years, per- 
haps, are three that stand out rather distinctly : his insistence 
on good scholastic standing of members; his advocacy of busi- 
ness reports on business matters, which would suggest that 
brotherly love ought to be supplemented by business integrity 
and a square deal all around ; and the mattei of affiliates. It is 
unnecessary to review this last point here; it may be said how- 
ever, that once upon a time a chapter had no choice in the mat- 
ter, but must affiliate anyone who came as a member from 
another chapter, and that Van der Vries did not believe in mak- 
ing the matter mandatory, and that it is not now mandatory. 

Van is a busy man, with an office spread over the whole 
northwest corner of one floor of the Otis Building in Chicago, 
but he is never' too busy to greet an Alpha Tau and show him 
how a card catalog of American industry is kept. 



William Alexander Percy, Tennessee Omega, is a young 
lawyer living in Greenfield, Mississippi. He is the son of a for- 
mer U. S. Senator. Mr. Percy's place in the world of poetry is 
becoming slowly but surely established. He has issued a bound 
volume of poems and has been a contributor to the Bellman, The 
North American Review and other well-known periodicals. While 
his genius is in the spring burgeoning it is amazing to find in 
his first published volume such depth of thought, maturity of 
feeling and skill in craftmanship. There is a sweetness and 
wholesomeness about his work that appeals strongly. The themes 
are not wide in their variety and his work is, on the whole, sub- 
jective and somewhat introspective, characterized by an acute 
sense of proportion and a tendency to devote himself to religious 
themes. One of his best poems appeared in The Bellman in 1916. 
It is a fair sample of his style and is called 


By William Alexander Percy 

I have grown weary of the open sea, 
The chartless ways, the storms, the loneliness, 
The coast that topples, tall and shelterless — 
Weary of fearing where all tilings are free ! 

Yet once the open sea was all romance, 
Purple and olive-stained and golden-scaled ; 
And every breeze from some adventure hailed, 
And shoals were silver for the moon to dance. 

The cliffs were only tall to keep iintrod 
The kingdom of the fay hung high in air, 
And every storm was but Poseidon's dare, 
And brave it was to battle with a god. 

Ah, blithe it was when the mad night was done 
And day with flying hair woke wild and white, 
To see the salty sail loom in the light 
And know one battle more was bravely won. 


Then these were magic seas that ever rang 
With melodies, now wild, now sweet, now glad ; 
At dusk the drifting choirs unseen were sad 
And in the lulls of night the sirens sang. 

They sing no more ; the colors now are gray ; 
The cliffs defend not fairyland, but home ; 
And when th' impenitent, hoar sea has clomb 
The clouds, I have no heart to sing or pray. 

Oh, I am weary of the open sea, 
Vigils and storms and watches without name, 
The ache of long resistance without aim, 
The fetters of the fetterless and free. 

There is some haven that no tempest mars, 

Some brown-hilled harbor, hushed and clear and deep, 

Where tired evening may sit down and weep, 

And, waking, find not water there but stars. 

There would I creep at last ere day is done, 
With ashen sail dropped down and cordage white ; 
There rest secure, there find before the night 
A little hour of peace, a little sun ! 

Another poem by Brother Percy has caused a stir in poeti- 
cal circles. It appeared in the North American Review and es- 
tablished for its author a claim to consideration as a true poet. 


By William Alexander Percy 

I have a need of silence and of stars ; 
Too much is said too loudly, I am dazed. 
The silken sound of whirled infinity 
Is lost in voices shouting to be heard. 

1 once knew men as earnest and less shrill. 
Am under-meaning that I caught, I miss 
Among these ears that hear all sounds save silence, 
These eyes that see so much, but not the sky, 
These minds that gain all knowledge, but no calm. 

If suddenly the desperate music cease. 1. 
Could they return to life? or would they stand 
In dancers' attitudes, puzzled, polite, 
And striking vaguely hand on tired hand 
For an encore, to fill the ghastly pause .' 

I do not know. Some rhythm there may be 
I cannot hear. But I — oh, I must go 
Back where the breakers of deep sunlight roll 
Across flat fields that love and touch the sky ; 
Back to the more of earth, the less of man, 
"Where there is still a plain simplicity. 
And friendship, poor in everything but love. 
And faith, unwise, unquestioned, but a star. 

The peace of summer is already there 

With cloudy fire of myrtles in full bloom; 

And, when the marvellous wide evenings come. 

Across the molten river one can see 

The misty willow-green of Arcady. 

And then — the summer stars ... 1 will go home. 


Milo Lawrence Heideman 

Chapter Historian 

On October 21, 1918 a charter was granted to the Alpha 
Kappa Delta Local Fraternity at Washington University, St. 
Louis, Mo., and on November 30, 1918 Missouri Delta Zeta of 
Alpha Tau Omega made her initial bow to the national Greek 
letter world. There are 567 universities, college and teehnolog- 
ical schools in the United States. Among all of these. Wash- 
ington ranks eighth in finances. The total registration of Wash- 
ington in 1905 was 843, in 1916-17 it was 2.064. an increase of 
245 per cent. Alpha Kappa Delta is the only fraternity that 
has been organized at Washington University since 1905, dur- 
ing which time the enrollment of the university has increased 


189.9 per cent. Twelve percent of the men enrolled at the Uni- 
versity belong to fraternities. 

Alpha Kappa Delta 

It is a fact well known to the founders of Alpha Kappa 
Delta, that it does not date its beginning from March 17, 1917, 
when it was announced to the university at large. When the 
rushing season of the fall of 1914 closed, the national fraterni- 
ties had selected only a few men from the class of 1918, due to 
the fact that the previous class had offered a great wealth of 
fraternity material. Thus many freshmen found they had only 
class interests and class ties to bind them together and felt the 
lack of the bond that existed between the fraternity freshmen. 

A dozen or more freshmen, Henry Behrens, James Doug- 
las, Scotty Heideman, Fred Jostes, Frank Valentine, Gordon 
Morrisson, Herbert Alvis, Dwight Harper, Tom and Sylvester 
Horn, were drawn together by common interests and their as- 
sociations with one another led to friendship. Having no quar- 
ters they quickly picked the rooms of Henry Behrens, 204 Sec- 
tion A, Liggett Hall, as a rendezvous for their gatherings. They 
were unacquainted with the advantages of organized brother- 
hood and as they were having a good time and were perfectly 
content with the situation the idea of organization did not enter 
their minds. 

During the summer of 1915 Henry Behrens attended sum- 
mer school at the University of Wisconsin and came in contact 
with fraternity life. He returned to Washington in the fall of 
1915 with the resolve to attempt an organization of some sort. 
All of the old group, with the exception of Frank Valentine and 
James Douglas, returned to Washington in 1915. On November 
2, 1915, Behrens and Heideman wrote letters to three national 
fraternities asking information concerning the founding of a 
chapter at Washington university. Malcolm Travis, James 
Douglas and Fred Jostes were approached and these men, with 
Robert Nifong, Walter Pitthan, Herbert Alvis and Dwight Har- 
per, Behrens and Heideman effected a definite organization on 
December 21, 1915. A letter from Luke H. Cummings, presi- 
dent of the A.T.O. alumni association of St. Louis was read, and 
Francis Douglas and Chris Fontana were elected to membership. 


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On February 25, 1916 the little group had enlarged and 
under the guidance of Luke Cummings was rapidly taking its 
place as an organized local fraternity. At this time the name 
Alpha Kappa Delta was adopted. Francis Douglas wrote the 
ritual. The advent of the new fraternity was officially an- 
nounced to the fraternities and the officials of Washington Uni- 
versity on March 17, 1916. Many letters of congratulation were 
received and the new rooms in Tower Hall were visited by many 
of the Greeks of Washington. From this day Alpha Kappa 
Delta has never been in debt and has always had a surplus ac- 
count in the bank. 

The St. Louis Congress 
In the fall of 1916 there were seventeen active members 
in the fraternity and its men were represented in practically all 
campus activities. In December, 1916, the Alpha Tau Omega 
Congress met at St. Louis and the Alpha Kappa Delta men were 
active in their entertainment of the national organization, pav- 
ing the way for the petitioning for a charter in the fall of 1917. 
Brother Jostes was granted the privilege of addressing the 
Alpha Tau Omega fraternity in behalf of Alpha Kappa Delta 
and made a very favorable impression. No petition was pre- 
sented to A.T.O. at this time as it was decided to wait until 
A.K.D. had members in all college classes, there being no seniors 
in December, 1916. In May, 1917, A.K.D. was asked to become 
a member of the Pan Hellenic Association at Washington. 
Brothers Tom Horn, Sylvester Horn, Irving Bringes, Harold 
Knight and James Douglas' left in May for the officer's training 
camp at Fort Riley, Kansas. Travis enlisted in the 138 in- 
fantry in June and Francis Douglas left on May 15th for France 
with the Washington University ambulance unit. Brother 
Crowdus enlisted in the navy as radio operator and was sent 
to the Great Lakes where he was among the eight highest taking 
radio examination for entrance into Harvard, where he was 
sent immediately and thence to Submarine L-3 where he re- 
mained until the end of the war. Jim Douglas and Irwin 
Bringes were made second lieutenants in August, 1917 and 
Harold Knight in November, 1917. Sylvester Horn left for 
Prance with a hospital unit the latter part of September. 


When school opened in the fall of 1917 there were 11 actives 
and 3 pledges in school and 8 more pledges were gained in the 
fall rush. Alpha Kappa Delta formally petitioned Alpha Tan 
Omega in February, 1918. In the fall of 1918 only 7 actives and 
1 pledge returned, but ten men were pledged and the chapter 
resumed its normal strength in spite of S.A.T.C. handicaps. 
On October 1, 1918, the government took over the A.K.D. quart- 
ers for a barracks and Mrs. Horn (now the official Chapter 
Mother) kindly offered us the use of her home for meetings 
and parties. Eleven pledges were initiated on the 30th of Sep- 

'Fin-: Founding of Delta /eta 

On the morning of October 21, 1918, while he was still in 
bed, Scotty Heideman received a telephone call from Luke Cum- 
mings requesting that a meeting be called that night. Every- 
body gathered at the home of Stewari wondering at the sudden 
call of the meeting but when Cummings pulled a long official 
looking document from his pocket and began to read tears were 
dispelled and all listened breathlessly to the announcement that 
a charter had been granted to A.K.I)., the new chapter i<> be 
known as the Missouri Delta Zeta chapter of Alpha Tan Omega. 

Immediately plans were made for the installation, but on 
October 29, 1918 an order went out from Major Craigie, Com- 
mandant at Washington University, that no fraternity would 
be allowed to hold meetings or installations or initiations. Things 
looked very blue for A.K.D. for a while, but Brothers Glasgow 
and Heideman visited Major Craigie and obtained his permis- 
sion to have the installation. November 30, 1918 was the date 
set and in the meantime hostilities ceased and all bans on fra- 
ternities at Washington University were lifted. 

The morning of November 30, 1918 dawned bright and 
clear — in fact the day was ideal, more like Spring than Winter. 
William N. Jordan, the Chief of Province XI, Walter Ben Hare, 
editor of the last edition of the A.T.O. Song Book and associate 
editor of the Palm and Luke Cummings, president of the A.T.O. 
Alumni Association of St. Louis, who were to install the chapter, 
were on hand at an early hour at the residence of Tom Horn, 
kindly loaned for the occasion by the Chapter Mother. The 


clan began to gather about noon, although the installation and 
initiations were scheduled at 1 :30 p. m., all of the boys congre- 
gating in Tom's spacious study on the third floor, each ex- 
pressing his particular hope or fear. The air was tense. Every- 
one was nervous. Down stairs the active A.T.O.'s were pound- 
ing away at some mysterious preparation of a temp!e. Distant 
temple bells sounded and the air was fraught with mystery and 
Prince Albert smoke. A mysterious individual announced that 
Alpha Tau Omega was ready to receive the first initiate and 
the ceremony began. Province Chief Jordan was assisted in 
the ceremonies by Walter Ben Hare, Luke Cummings, Earl 
Cummings, C. L. Gilles, G. C. Caywood, Alvin Sachs-Rowits 
and Clark Nixon (last but not least in our great love.) 

The following men were initiated : 
Milo Lawrence Heideman, '18 Edwin J. F. Kleiber, '22 
Henry Adolph Behrens, '18 Roland R. Bauer, '21 

Frederick A. Jostes, 18 Bert L. Lange, '20 

Tom S. Horn, 18 William Cox Brown, Jr., '22 

Roy S. Glasgow, 18 Oliver Abel, Jr., '22 

Herbert E. Bryant, 19 (W.M.) Coleman S. Ware, '22 
William Benjamin Knight, 19 W. Wallace Rosenbauer, '22 
Alexis Hartmann, 19 Francis Weinel, '22 

George M. Whitson, '21 Ray Linnemeyer, '22 

Elmer John Schewe, '21 Irwin Walker, Jr., '22 

William A. Wetteroth, '21 Floyd Stewart, '22 

Emerson L. Conzleman, '21 

After the initiation and installation ceremonies everyone 
adjourned to the Washington Hotel for the banquet. Here the 
clan was augmented by several A.T.O. brothers whose wives and 
other impedimenta prohibited their attendance at the afternoon 
session. Thirty-five members of Alpha Tau Omega, young and 
old in years, all young in spirit, sat down to the table. Brothers 
Jordan and Cummings favored the brothers with excellent toasts 
vibrating with the spirit of Alpha Tau Omega. Brother Walter 
Ben Hare stunted in his usual fashion with songs, readings and 
stories; everyone was called on, and one grand hilarious time 
was enjoyed by all present. Old memories were brought back 
to the gray headed brothers, while the newly installed chapter 

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received an impetus which started it on the road to success. Then 
everybody sang The Toast Convivial and Bill the Bumper 
and The Hang Together Taus and the Quartet harmonized and 
Scott Nixon reminisced and Herbert Bryant toastmastercd and 
all yelled : 

Rah, rah, reega, 

Alpha Tau Omega, 

Hip hurrah, hip hurrah, 

Three Cheers for Alpha Tau, 

Rah, rah, rah! 

Then the A.T.O. 's present gave nine hearty cheers for Wash- 
ington University, and Alpha Tau Omega, and A.K.D. and Mis- 
souri Delta Zeta and the Tie that Binds and last of all with hearts 
full of gratitude to Mrs. Horn, the Chapter Mother. The gal- 
lant Walter Ben Hare was appointed a committee of one to pur- 
chase a jewelled pin for Mrs. Horn and present the same to her 
with the love of the St. Louis Alpha Taus. And then we cheered 
some more and ate some more and smoked some more and hand 
grasped hand, the chain of friendship was formed and all united 

Here 's to the old Alpha Tau 

And the young Alpha Tau, 

And the Alpha Tau yet to be ; 

To those who are dead 

And those unborn, — 

To the whole fraternity ; 

For we're on the path 

And we won't get off 

Till the old world is burnt for its sin, 

Then we'll go up to Heaven 

And start up again, 

And rope the best angels in ! 
And the Installation of Missouri Delta Zeta was over! 
The present condition of the active chapter is most promis- 
ing. The chapter has taken up its old residence on the campus. 
Arrangements are being made to initiate the returning Alpha 
Kappa Delta members and great things are to be hoped for the 



Walter Ben Hare 


I was riding in a pullman car once and discussing fra- 
ternities with a newly made acquaintance. Neither of us knew 
the other's fraternity affiliations. "By the way," I sparred, 
"what is the strongest chapter in your school?" "Well, that's 
hard to answer. Of course one's own chapter is always the 
strongest, but in our school the Phi Gams seem to have most 
of the class offices, the Betas give the most dances, the Chi 
Phi's have the finest house and the Kappa Sigs have the largest 
crowd, but the A.T.O.s seem to hang together the best!" 
"What do you mean hang together?" I asked innocently. 
"Well," he hesitated, "whenever you see one of 'em you see 
three or four. They're always sticking together, and after all, 
that's what a fraternity's for, ain't it?' 1 

"Are you an A.T.O.?" 

"Oh, no; I said my own chapter was the strongest, didn't 
I? But we don't hang together like the A.T.O.s." And lie 
referred to the chapter at the Ohio State University. 

It gave me an idea and I wrote the words of a fraternity 
song before we reached Cleveland. I call it 

The Hang Togetheb Taus 
(Tune: The Bull Dog on the Bank) 

Oh, a Freshman loves his horse, 

And a Sophomore his beer, 
And a Junior loves his pipe 

As a Senior loves his dear, — 
A Doctor loves his fee, 

And a Lawyer loves his law, 
But an A.T.O. holds naught so dear 

As a brother Alpha Tan. 


We're the hang-together Taus, I-lee-o, I-lee-o 
We're the hang- together Taus, I-lee-o, I-lee-o 
And each man is bound to each 
By friendship 's holy laws, 

I-lee-o, I-lee-o, 
Hang together Taus. 

Oh, a Beta loves his Wooglin, 

And a D.K.E. his scroll, 
And the Phis all love Athena, 

As a T.N.E. his bowl, — 
The Sig Alphs love Minerva, 

And the Sigma Chis their cross, 
But an A.T.O. holds naught so dear 

As his brother Alpha Taus. 

We 're the hang-together Taus, I-lee-o, I-lee-o, 
We're the hang-together Taus, I-lee-o, I-lee-o 
And each man is bound to each 
By friendship's holy laws, 

I-lee-o, I-lee-o, 
Hang together Taus. 

[Note: — The words of this song are copyrighted and must not be used in any 
form without the permission of Walter Ben Hare. J 


This is good dope, as you will find : 

Your tongue keep in your cheek ; 
But, son, if you must speak your mind, 

You must mind how you speak. 


Tobe was a country negro down near Lake City, Florida. 
Some years ago he moved into town and at once joined the swell 
Afro-American social set. On Emancipation Day a big ball was 
about to be pulled off in the Blackberry Section. Tobe invited 
his gal Lize fresh from the farm. They arrived at the ball. 

"Say, Tobe, is dis yere gwine to be a swell ball?" 

"It shore am, honey, it shore am." 

"Whar's de ref reshmints ? " 

"Lordy, ef dat ain't jest like you country niggers, always 
Hskin' 'bout de refreshments. We ain't gwine to hab much re- 


freshments kase we done spend most ob our money on de hall and 
music and fixings. DLs yer's a swell ball, Lize, dey don't hab 
much to eat at a swell ball. ' ' 

1 ' Nebber mind dat, show me de refreshments. ' ' 

He steered her into the anteroom and she looked in dismay 
at the meager sandwiches, olives and tiny cups of coffee. She 
sniffed with disgust when she was refused a second helping. 
They went into the ball-room, where she was immediately sur- 
rounded by a bunch clamoring for recognition. 

"Say, Miss Lize, lemme act nice to you,'' said Sam Slimmens, 
boss barber, "Is yo' program full?" 

Lize was puzzled. 

"Is ma what?" 

"I asked you is your program full?" 

"Go way man, don't exasperate mej it takes more'n two 
sandwiches and a little olive to fill ma program; it shore does." 


Alpha Tau Omega is the first fraternity of southern origin 
that was successful in maintaining chapters in the north. Ten- 
nessee Omega Chapter at the University of the South acquired 
the first house owned by any fraternity at a southern college, 
in 1880. In 1870 Alpha Tau Omega adopted the central form 
of government, being the first fraternit}^ to break away from 
the "presiding chapter" form of government. Alpha Tau 
Omega was the first fraternity that ever became incorporated j 
this occurred at Baltimore, Maryland, in 1878. 

— Baird's Handbook of Fraternities. 

Now let's live up to our records and be first in peace, first 
in war and first in the hearts of our countrymen. 


Ten Million, a Seattle boy, who is a private in Company H, 
361 st infantry, arrived in France last October. As soon as the 
Kaiser heard that Ten Million had arrived in one bunch he 
sneaked out of the back door and beat it. Ten Million wrote his 
mother, Mrs. E. C. Million of Seattle, and told her how it hap- 




[There is probably no Englishman who understands witli more clearness the es- 
sential characteristics of American personality and American democracy than Lord 
Charnwood. His life of Lincoln reveals clearly that this English aristocrat has as 
thorough an appreciation of the typical American democrat as has been put into a 
book, and the gratifying impression made by his book has been given emphasis by a 
recent visit paid by him to this country, during which he visited a number of uni- 
versity centers and made many friends. What he says about Ambassador Page 
gains value from our knowledge that his point of view is at once interested, inti- 
mate, and detached.] 

To the Editor of the New York Times; 

At the passing of an illustrious soul, it concerns him not at all 
whether tribute is paid to his memory, but it somewhat concerns 
ourselves. An English visitor reading widely in the American press 
is inclined to ask whether the worth of Walter Hines Page was fully 
recognized by his own countrymen. And the question may be frankly 
put without offense, for in the peculiar case of an Ambassador his 
service to his own country may be more clearly seen in the country 
to which he is sent. 

Page had the genius of friendship. His strong simplicity made 
him easy to approach, but those whom he honored with any special 
confidence or intimacy knew that his friendship, once given them, 
was a lasting possession and a precious one. As one who can boast 
of that friendship, I should have been afraid that my opinion of 
his public service might seem prejudiced, only it is the opinion that 
found spontaneous expression in every newspaper in London on the 
day on which the late Ambassador's retirement was announced. 

The truth is that the qualities by which Page could attach so 
devotedly to himself a few friends, both lifelong friends and friends 
made but yesterday, were such as enabled him to fulfill his part as 
Ambassador with astonishing success. It is obvious that from the be- 
ginning of the war to the time when the United States entered it, the 
position of the American Ambassador in London must have been 
intensely difficult. It was made more trying to him because all that 
while he had official work of a laborious and harrowing kind as the 
representative in England of the powers with which England was at 
war. The acceptance of war by the United States was of course a re- 
lief to him- from a great strain, but it brought him work of new diffi- 
culty in helping forward that unprecedented unity of action which has 
marked our cobelligerency. 

The details of an Ambassador's strictly official work must, of 
course, be unobserved by the public but enough is known to make 


it clear that Page's qualities of sane judgment, honesty, and freedom 
from any thought of self supplied him in full measure with the del- 
icate skill and steady nerve which at times his situation demanded. 
Yet it is not of his strictly official service that I am competent or 
desirous to speak; nor, faultless and admirable as I believe him to 
have been in this respect, would these alone have set him apart among 
the many eminent men who have represented America in England. 
The roll of Ministers and Ambassadors of the United States 1 to Great 
Britain is from beginning to end an exceedingly distinguished roll, 
and, for more than a generation gone by, Page's office had been almost 
continuously filled by men of remarkable gifts who had been received 
in England with high appreciation and warm welcome. But it is 
possible nowadays for an Ambassador to create for himself, half 
unconsciously, a position to which the diplomatists of former times 
could not aspire. Some touch of genius may make him the accredited 
representative not only of a Government to a Government, of a people 
to a people, and that touch of genius was given to Page. 

Scholar and statesman though he was, it was impossible to think 
of him as such, not merely because his exterior semblance denied 
these gifts, but because, long before the first impression of the outer 
man had ceased to produce its peculiar, not unattractive, effect, those 
who met him had discovered that he was more than a scholar or a 

Before the outbreak of war had made the mere diplomatic rela- 
tions between our countries interesting, and right on through the 
embarrassing time when the policy of the American Government was 
recognized in England as beyond a mere Englishman's comprehension, 
Page was day by day causing America to be honored by men who had 
not honored her, and to be more highly honored by men who had. 
Something indefinable made him strike Englishmen in a yet higher 
degree than any of his brilliant and popular predecessors had struck 
them, as a worthy representative of a great republic. I have said 
something "indefinable," and I shall not myself venture to define it, 
but clearly there are certain qualities which make observant Americans, 
when admiring one of their countrymen who possesses them, say 
proudly that he is an American. They happen to be qualities which 
appeal to all people in all countries, and to Englishmen more strongly 
than to most. Page was an American. Therefore it was given to 
him to labor more successfully than any other man of his time at the 
forging of a golden link between two dissevered countries, whose mu- 
tual understanding and good-will are supremely important to the world 
today. Therefore, whatever estimate may be made of him in the land 
which he loved and to which he had longed to come home, in the land 
to which he went a stranger, and from which he returned worn out 
and dying, a pure flame will always attach to the memory of Walter 
Hines Page. CHARNWOOD. 


Attorney General Thomas W. Gregory, Tennessee Alpha 
Tau, has resigned his position, leaving office on March 4. Presi- 
dent Wilson accepted the resignation and at once appointed 
him to a place as legal adviser on the peace commission, on 
which mission he sailed with the President March 5. Mr. Greg- 
ory's functions have not been clearly defined, but he is expected 
to advise the President and the American Peace Commissioners 
on constitutional questions relating to the League of Nations 
and on any matters of law, and of general policy. There is 
no intimation here that he would succeed any of the American 
commissioners now in France. 

Mr. Gregory resigned from the Cabinet two months ago, 
with the intention of practicing law, explaining that the sal- 
ary of his position was not adequate to meet his personal needs. 
It is said he still expects to return to law practice when his duties 
in Europe are completed. 

The New York Times said of him editorially when his res- 
ignation was announced: 

"It fell to Attorney General Gregory to conduct the af- 
fairs of the Department of Justice during a period of war. 
Such conditions raise countless questions on which opinions 
are divided sharply, and decisions are difficult on the merits 
and sure to arouse candid condemnation by one side or the 
other. It is not perfunctory praise of the retiring Attorney 
General to say that he measures up to the standards set by the 
comparatively small troubles of the Spanish war, or even the 
civil war period, when his predecessors were such lawyers and 
publicists as Edwin M. Stanton, William M. Evarts, Ebenezer 
R. Hoar." 

Samuel G. Brent (Va. Phi, 1874) was appointed judge of 
the 16th Virginia Circuit. He is one of the best known lawyers in 
that section of Virginia. He was admitted to the bar in 1877, 
after graduating at Columbia Law School, was Commonwealth's 
attorney in Alexandria from 1878 to 1884, and corporation at- 
torney there from 1887 to 1896 and since 1902. 



The Alumni Bulletin of Lehigh reports : 

On July 18th, while in the air as an artillery observer, first 
Lieut. Miles Kresge was wounded by fire from anti-aircraft guns. 
His pilot, a Frenchman, made a successful landing and Kresge, 
by his request, was taken to an American hospital. Previous to 
this Lieut. Kresge had been decorated with the Croix de Guerre 
for bravery in action. In July he was cited again for bravery 
and decorated with the Gold Star added to the Palm. He is 
again at the front and has just been recommended for a cap- 
tain's commission. 


Here is a citation that tells something about "Jack" Hart, 
Lehigh, who belongs to the 1st Field Signal Battalion attached 
to the 5th Marines. 

Lieutenant Hart was in charge of the outpost platoon, 
from the First Field Signal Battalion, attached to the 5th Ma- 
rines. He organized and handled his platoon splendidly, coop- 
erating heartily in the work of the 5th Regiment Marines, main- 
taining telephonic connection between regimental and battalion 
headquarters under most difficult and trying conditions. His 
men have gone out at all hours of the day and night to repair 
lines under shellfire, machine gun fire and gas attacks. 


Earl W. Porter, Iowa Beta Alpha, was at last report con- 
valescing in the base hospital at Des Moines, after about as 
exciting an experience as a man ever lives through. 

The air battle in which he won his spurs occurred one morn- 
ing when he and his pilot were surprised by five German 
planes. In a running fight Lieutenant Porter, though wounded 
by a bullet through his jaw, shot down one of the attacking 
planes and fought off the others until the pilot could carry them 
safely inside their own lines. 

He now possesses four badges of honor — the distinguished 
service cross, the croix de guerre, badge of escadrille branch 29, 
and the ' ' drop of blood. ' ' He enlisted in aviation in the fall of 
1917 and got his training in Texas. He lives in Atlantic, Iowa. 


Lieut. Burton S. Hill, Nebraska Gamma Theta, had been 
reported as killed in action Oct. 10. Letters received in the office 
of Adjutant General Weaver of Wyoming, dated Jan. 23, 1919, — 
three months after Lieut. Hill's reported death, signed by the 
supposedly dead officer, say he is "feeling fine," and hopes to 
soon return home. 


"We certainly handed them a beautiful trimming," writes 
Lieut. Walter G. Kimball, N. Y. Alpha Omicron; and that 
Walter helped in the trimming is indicated by the citation 
which accompanied the Distinguished Service Cross recently 
awarded him: 

"For extraordinary heroism in action near St. Mihiel, on 
Sept. 12. While advancing in the first wave of the advance he 
was forced to deploy his platoon over a wide section in thickly 
wooded territory in order to maintain contact and liaison with 
the unit on his flank. The crews of several machine gun nests 
were routed, and in one instance he captured a machine gun 
and crew assisted by only two of his men." 

It was early in the game that Lieut. Kimball earned the 
title of "machine gun nest robber." Sneaking across no man's 
land under cover of darkness with only two or three of his 
men, he seemed to possess a sort of sixth sense in locating the 
snipers and seldom lost much time in putting an end to their 

Writing home on April 27, 1918, Lieut. Kimball said : 

"Nowadays, when the Americans and Germans are across 
from each other there is very little 'leaving alone' done by 
either side, and this last trip they 'strafed' my company par- 
ticularly. After about ten days they tried a general sector 
attack on us and the company on our right. I don't like to 
talk in glowing terms about my own outfit, but we certainly 
handed them a beautiful trimming when they came over. Five 
hundred and fifty came after only 350 of us. We buried about 
sixty of them next day and night and there's no telling how 
many of their dead were left between the lines or taken back 
by them. We took prisoners and wounded approximating 150 
and our own casualties totaled only about 50. My own little 


company bore the brunt of the fighting and has been mentioned 
in general orders by Pershing." 

And again, on Aug. 29, from a base hospital in France : 
"They (the Germans) finally got me, but I am 0. K. again 
now. This outfit has been out of the line for a couple of weeks 
now. Our division was in the thick of the show since the end 
of May. There are only five of us officers remaining who went 
in at the start, and I don't dare say how many of our men. 
My own particular chums are all gone, and my own pet platoon 
is a thing of the past." 

Lieut. Kimball's company was the first to be honored 
with the Croix de Guerre, and the Lieutenant says that, "the 
entire company now struts around with their chests stuck out." 

"Have just come through the Argonne show, which was 

h . It was mud and rain and short rations and blood from 

one end to the other. My battalions had readied the Meuse 
and were holding the west half of Mouyon, with the Bodies 
holding the east half, with river between them when the armis- 
tice came along. This division is one of the chosen few to go 
to Germany, and we began the hike Nov. 17, and are keeping 
about thirty-six hours behind the enemy. We are in Belgium 
now and will strike Luxembourg in a couple of days, and then 
we go on to one of the Rhine cities. The Belgians are simply 
intoxicated with joy at our coming." 

Word has been received that Capt. C. M. Williams, cx-'99, 
Beta Omicron, has been awarded both the French Croix de 
Guerre and the American Distinguished Service Cross for 
"bravery and extraordinary heroism in action." lie was in the 
battles of the Ourcq River on July 31 and August 1, 1918, 
next in the sector northwest of Conlenges, August 2, and then 
on the heights overlooking the Yesle River, August 3 to August 7. 
Captain Williams, during the most intense fighting, maintained 
a dressing station close to the advance lines, and worked con- 
tinuously day and night under heavy artillery and machine 
gun fire, caring for the wounded. It is reported that he has 
lately been promoted to a Major. He took his preliminary col- 
legiate work here in Albion and later received his medical 
degree from the University of Michigan. 



Capt. Carl L. Bradt wrote on December 10 from Fayl Billot 
(Haute Marne), France, as follows: 

"The September Palm just reached me in France and I 
cannot remember when anything has come to me that was more 
welcome. It is a fine number. 

"■In August, 1918, our Division, the "Wild Cat," landed in 
Le Havre, France, with both feet, headed for Berlin, and in 
spite of the fact that on the Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh 
Day of the Eleventh Month of 1918 hostilities in the Great War 
ceased, that forward movement has never stopped, and we are 
now lined up on the Rhine. 

"Little did those stolid old Germans dream when they used 
to sing "Die Wacht am Rhine" that the guard would be French, 
English and Americans, to say nothing of the Belgians. 

"Now is the time for very careful thought and planning 
and thorough search into motives and surface indications. We 
have licked the Hun physically but not mentally and it is going 
to be the task of the World in the next generation to convince 
him that his ideas, ideals and morals are all wrong, that this is 
a modern, enlightened, humane world and that the old barbaric 
practices must be given up forever. 

"Let us therefore dedicate ourselves to this greater task 
that the future of the World may not again be jeopardized by 
a ravaging beast bent on destruction to gratify its own ego. ' ' 

A chapter of "Hang- together Taus" was organized in short 
order by the A. T. O.'s at the Officers' Training Camp, Camp 
MacArthur, Texas, at a date not revealed in the report. One 
night's reconnoissance resulted in the locating of 32 brothers. 
They hailed from 12 states and 14 chapters. Wyoming Gamma 
Psi held the record for attendance with a delegation of seven. 
(Their college quota was 25). Washington's representative, 
Poole, held the record for distance. Jarrett of Missouri Gamma 
Rho and Hartman of Ohio Beta Omega were the guiding spirits. 
They leased the Hostess House and arranged for a banquet. 
Grigsby of Colorado was made toast master because he had a 
game foot and Sims of Texas acted as cheer leader. No song 
leader was selected because no two of the Taus knew the same 
song. Each, therefore, sang his own song in turn and a con- 
fusion of tongues was avoided. Jarrett then sang the Missouri 


A. T. 0. song to the tune of "Don't Send My Boy to Harvard." 
This song was recommended to the song book committee by a 
resolution of the chapter. He also sang "We are the Pi Phi 
Girls," which was not recommended. For agitating, Coolidge 
of Wyoming was easily first, but his speech went down in defeat 
under Rinehard's Napoleon story. 

In athletics the new chapter was especially strong. Hinkle 
of the famous Chicago team, McCoy of the Nebraska eleven, and 
Day, all-American from Penn., held down places on the crack 
MacArthur team. 

Alpha Tau bears the distinction of being the only fraternity 
to get together during the training period, although nearly 


every college fraternity was represented in camp. 

Names, chapters, and home addresses given for the bene- 
fit of those in the MacArthur Chapter. 

R. A. Avent, Wyo. Gamma Psi, Laramie, Wyo. 

J. Bruce Butler, 111. Gamma Zeta, 2036 Walnut St., Cairo, 

W. T. Carlisle, Texas Delta Epsilon, Dallas, Texas. 

Charles B. Coolidge, Wyo. Gamma Psi, Laramie, Wyo. 

F. A. Davis, Ohio Beta Omega, Columbus, Ohio. 

C. H. Day, Penn. Tau, Philadelphia, Penn. 

John Erheart, Texas Gamma Eta, Waco, Texas. 

R. L. Force, Texas Delta Epsilon, Dallas, Texas. 


Joseph I). Grigsby, Colo. Gamma Lambda, Boulder, Colo. 

Henry W. Grady, Cal. Gamma Iota, 1432 5th Ave., Oak- 
land, Cal. 

Frank M. Hartford, Ohio Beta Omega, Toronto, Ohio. 

Paul D. Hinkle, 111., Gamma Xi, Chicago 111. 

N. W. Hunter, Gamma Eta, Palestine, Texas. 

Robert C. Ingham, Wyo. Gamma Psi, Laramie, Wyo. 

Raymond C. Jarrett, Mo. Gamma Rlio, Tulsa, Okla. 

Glen D. Laird, Wyo. Gamma Psi, Worland, Wyo. 

Palmer Leeper, Texas Gamma Eta, Denison, Texas. 

Wm. H. McCoy, Nebr. Gamma Theta, Tecumseh, Nebr. 

John W. Mochel, 111. Gamma Zeta, Downer 's Grove, 111. 

J. R. Murphy, Colo. Gamma Lambda, 1472 Filmore St., 
Denver, Colo. 

Sam Neff, Wyo. Gamma Psi, Cody, Wyo. 

S. G. Parker, Wyo. Gamma Psi, Sheridan, Wyo. 

Esson J. Poole, Wash. Gamma Pi, Wenatchee, Wash. 

W. G. Reddick, Texas Delta Epsilon, Dallas, Texas. 

Capt. Tess Roberts, Mich. Beta Kappa, Pittsford, Mich. 

E. F. H. Roberts, Texas Gamma Eta, Waco, Texas. 

Raybourne W. Rinehard, Cal. Gamma Iota, Oakland, Cal. 

J. S. Sims, Texas Gamma Eta, Clarksville, Texas. 

Morris F. Swaney, Mich. Beta Kappa, Hudson, Mich. 

W. K. Wettergren, 111. Gamma Zeta, Champaign, 111. 


Lieutenant Lawrence Holmes writes that he is still at it, 
teaching bombing, even though the armistice has been signed. 

Clarence E. Wilcox recently was impressed with the fact 
that honors come in showers — he is now city attorney of the 
city of Detroit, Michigan, and also vice-president of the Mich- 
igan city attorney association. 

The whereabouts of Oliver Twins, who helped to write 
Adrian College athletic history back in 1913-14, have been dis- 
covered. Clayton Oliver is a private at Camp Custer, and 
Clinton is pursuing an advanced course in Ypsilanti State Nor- 
mal College. 

Last fall a service game was played at Camp Taylor, Ken- 


tucky, between two officers' training camp batteries. The cap- 
tains of both teams were A. T. 0. men and also one of the other 
players wore the maltese cross. These men were Collins, of 
Wooster, Ohio; Canfield, of St. Lawrence, and Richardson, of 
Adrian. All have since received their commissions. The game 
resulted in a score of 25 to 17, with Collins and Richardson 
playing on the winning quintet. 

Dr. Guy M. Chaflin of Furt Oglethorpe, Georgia, has been 
promoted to be a Major. 

"Al" Yoke, who enlisted in a Michigan Field Artillery 
Regiment at the advent of the United States into the war, after 
a long illness of double pneumonia, has fully recovered and 
is discharged from the service. 

Lieutenant Merrill Symonds, of the aviation corps, has 
received his discharge. 

With the signing of the armistice, Clinton Rogge took ad- 
vantage of the opportunity to obtain discharges from the offi- 
cers' training school at Camp Grant, where lie was attending 
and lias resumed his course at the Detroit College of Law. 

Charles Smith, with the 318th Engineers now in Prance, has 
seen much active campaigning. lie is now recovering from a 
wounded leg. 

After illness had interrupted his studies, Arnold Folker 
completed his aviation course and is now a Lieut. 

Capt. J. S. Ralph Gray, of the Sixth Division (artillery- 
trains), writes of the campaign in Argonne, in which he took 
part. His division arrived at the front too late to take part 
in much fighting, as by the time they were well under way the 
Germans began retreating faster than the Americans could ad- 
vance. He writes: 

"We never actually took our place in the line as planned, 
although we did our best ; we pushed men and transportation as 
fast as it was humanly possible over roads which were rivers of 
mud. All of us worked night and day and the men got little 
or no sleep at nights. It was too wet for them to lie down in 
the pup tents and there was no other place for them to sleep. 
German bombers were busy overhead, and it was impossible to 
have fires. Transportation became tied up in great jams on 


impassable roads, and the men got ahead of their rations and 
went hungry. I saw them eating raw sugar beets in the fields. 
I was hungry. I guess I have told you of picking a loaf of bread 
out of the mud and being glad to get it. Yet we were all con- 
tented, for the Germans were going in the right direction." 

Charles H. Betts has tendered his resignation as secretary 
of the New York State Food Commission and has returned to 
the editorship of The Lyons Republican. Of Mr. Betts, the 
Nunda (N. Y.) News said, 

"He is personally known and esteemed by every member 
of the New York State Press Association, which organization he 
has served as president, strengthening the association in many 
ways. When the State Food Commission was formed, Mr. Betts 
was unanimously chosen secretary." 

Captain Clyde Queen was severely wounded, but is now 
on the high road to recovery. 

Lieutenant Lloyd Mohr expected to eat Christmas dinner 
with Private Charles Smith, but instead was bumping along 
all day on a railway car labeled "20 Hommes et 8 chevaux." 
However they put in the 26th together, having a glorious re- 
union. Both are in the engineering corps. 


Harold C. White, ex- '20, is with the Mounted Police in the 
Third Army of Occupation. He writes that he has been over 
the top three times and would not sell his experiences for a ' ' cold ' ' 
million, but, on the other hand, would not give ten cents for more 
of the same. 

Jacob Astor Klain, ex- '19, was seriously wounded in the 
second battle of the Marne. 

"Red" Ferrell, '18, has 'accepted a position with the Du 
Pont Co., and sailed Jan. 10th for South America. 


After graduation last year, Jones, Butler and Brown went 
to officers training camps. Fitzpatrick, Spaulding and Jones 
received commissions as 2nd Lieuts. of Inf. at Fort Monroe, Va. 
Two were assigned to forts in Boston Harbor while Jones was 


assigned to a boat and has been overseas. Brown, Jones, '18; 
Spaulding, Fitzpatrick, '19; and Byington, ex- '17, have their dis- 

"Williams, '19, has been promoted to 1st Lieut, of Inf. and 
Edson is now a Capt. in the Marines. They are both in France. 
Dan Adams, who has been in action in France, has been wounded 
but is now on duty again. 


The transport Henderson left New York on November 
30 to bring back from France 2500 marines. On the vessel 
was Chaplain Henry J. Fry, who by a strenuous day's work 
had laid up some Christmas cheer for his men, who, he knew, 
would have to spend Christmas on the high seas. 

"On the afternoon before Thanksgiving day," says the 
New York Evening Sun, ''Chaplain Fry appeared at the War 
Camp Community Service headquarters just before the offices 
were to close for the day with a list of Christmas tilings needed. 
This included a piano, a new victrola and 100 records, sheet 
music and a sufficient supply of fruits, candies, nuts, etc. for 
2,500 ravenous men. To obtain these necessities cost Kenneth 
I). Widdeiner a few minutes of strenuous wire pulling, but in 
the end he announced that the articles would all be forthcom- 

"Four hundred of the marines are wounded, the chaplain 
explained, and all of the 2,500 are feeling 'let down' since the 
task of licking the hun has been completed. 'They are not re- 
turning to America in the spirit of victors,' he said, 'hut men 
somewhat in doubt over what the future holds for them. They 
feel that the world to which they are returning is different from 
that which they left, and they are not sure that in the new, 
reconstructed one there will be a place for them. ' ' 

Anyway, Fry wasn't going to have these fellows overlooked 
in passing around the Christmas cheer. 

Paul T. Cherington, serving in the division of planning 
and statistics of the United States Shipping Board, contributed 
to The Nation's Business for January an article entitled "Un- 
raveling the Wool Industry's Problems," which gives a cross 
section view of the industry, typical of many big crafts hit by 
the end of the war. 


V. T. Motschenbacher has been made manager of the Trav- 
elers' Insurance Co. at Portland, Ore. 

A romance that budded in the arboreal setting of Northport, 
L. I., flowered on January 11, according to a news dispatch, 
in the announcement of the engagement of Miss Hazel Lemon 
of Ogdensbprg, N. Y., to Lieut. Andrew Cherrtree, a flier at 
Brindley Field, Commack, L. I. Miss Lemon was teaching 
school at Northport when she met Mr. Cherrtree. His home is 
in Glens Falls, N. Y., and he is a member of New York Alpha 


Leo. P. Kelly of Colo. Gamma Lambda was wounded in the 
hand at Soissons on July 18, but later returned to his company. 
He is a Lieut, in the 9th Inf. Therefore he gets a share of the 
signal praise given that regiment by Gen. Pershing. What they 
did is indicated in the order : 
' ' To the Officers and Men of the Ninth Infantry Regiment : 

11 Allow me to congratulate you on the splendid showing 
made by your regiment in a recent fray in which you declined 
to accept your status as prisoners of war and thru your remark- 
able achievement in fighting back, turned upon the enemy and 
made prisoners of your former captors and returned to your 
own ranks in safety. GENERAL PERSHING ' ' 

In figuring up toward the sum total of contributions made 
in the war by members of the Brotherhood it is hard to get in 
all the kinds of service rendered. Take for instance the case of 
Brother Edward Lyle. Compared with the chap whose picture 
was snapped while General Pershing was ornamenting his chest 
for having killed nine Huns with a pickaxe, Brother Lyle's con- 
tribution to the winning of the war was modest enough. Still, 
it counted for a good deal, and we have no sure measure for 
relative values. He was Civilian Aide to the Adjutant Gen- 
eral of the Army; was chairman of the Georgia Division Mil- 
itary Training Camps Association, and aided the general staff 


in securing officer material, having supervision over the work in 
seven states. Brother Lyle is a member of the Alpha Lambda 
chapter of the vintage of 1891. 

The Sterling Engineering Co. of Milwaukee which is en- 
gaged in the manufacture of vacuum and vapor heating spe- 
cialties, is considerable Alpha Tau. Its vice president is H. L 
Blankenburg; its secretary-treasurer is Clarence J. Rice, and 
its attorney is Julius C. Roehl. They are all Gamma Tau men. 


Raymond L. Farrow (Washington State), to Edna R. 
Turner (Pi Beta Phi, Washington State), of Davenport, Wash- 

J. Ralph Beck (Alpha Sigma), to Ruth E. Young, Seattle, 

Raymond G.Selph (Alpha Sigma), to Lois Dorn, Pasadena, 

Martin 0. Kurtz (Alpha Sigma), to Lillian F. Crawford, 
The Dalles, Oregon. 

Julian S. Marshall (Alpha Sigma), to Marion J. Richmond, 
Portland, Oregon. 

Gage Kent (Iowa Beta Alpha), to Miss Mildred Johnson, 
of Indianola, Iowa. 

Paul Milhone (Iowa Beta Alpha), to Miss Maude Moffitt, 
of Twin Falls, Idaho. 

Howard Walters (Iowa Beta Alpha), to Miss Lulu Apple- 
gate, of Guthrie Center, Iowa. 

Alan Nichols (Iowa Delta Beta), to Miss Grace Johns, Ames, 

Ronald J. Tambyn (Michigan Alpha Mu), to Miss Vera 
E. Owens, Cuba, Illinois. 

Arnold Folker (Michigan Alpha Mu), to Miss Blanche 
Bowen, Albion, Michigan. 

Harry Earl Rogge (Michigan Alpha Mu), to Miss Gladys 
Hodgson, Bisby, California. 



Robert H. Dale (Texas Gamma Eta) and Miss Harriette 
Smith, Austin, Texas, February 7, 1919. 

Lt. Basil B. Doane (Washington State) and Miss Gladys 
Mark, at Spokane, Wash. 

Lt. J. Russell Cunningham (Wash. State) and Miss Bess 
Babcock (Pi Beta Phi, Washington State) at Los Angeles, Calif. 

Abram Traub (Iowa Beta Alpha) and Mary Igo of Indi- 
anola, December 5, 1918. 

Ernest E. Shaw (Iowa Beta Alpha) and Gladys M. Pudge 
of Atlantic, Iowa, September 5, 1918. 

Louis E. Pandry (Iowa Beta Alpha) and Jessie Iva Ed- 
wards of Griswold, Iowa, December 18, 1918. 

Howard V. Wright (Iowa Beta Alpha) and Mildred Ken- 
nedy of Nodaway, Iowa, December 25, 1918. 

Howard Noble (Iowa Beta Alpha) and Josephine Hiatt of 
Ack worth, Iowa, January 1, 1919. 

Lieut. Walter Dunnigan (Iowa Beta Alpha) and Dorothea 
Porterfield of Indianola, Iowa. 

Lieut. Win. Hunt (Iowa Beta Alpha) and Mildred Ashley 
of Yates Center, Kan., January 31, 1919. 

Lieut. Wm. Stubbs (Iowa Beta Alpha) and Mildred Gray 
of Chariton, Iowa. 

Robert Gordon Chamberlin (Vermont Beta Zeta) and Miss 
Agnes Peggy Hunt of Brooklyn, N. Y., February 5, 1919. 

John Simeon Cleavinger (Illinois Gamma Zeta) and Miss 
Cora Whittingham Todd, Lansing, Michigan, February 15, 1919. 

Lieutenant 0. Preston Allen (Ohio Alpha Psi) and Miss 
Helen Price of Urbana, Ohio, April, 1918. 


To Mr. and Mrs. Gurney Afflerbach (Alpha Iota) a daugh- 
ter, Marjorie Jane, on October 23, 1918. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Howard Sones (Iowa Beta Alpha) a son, 
January 30, 1919. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Clare Blattenburg (Iowa Beta Alpha) a 
son, on February 7, 1919. 


To Mr. and Mrs. Lindol French (Vermont Beta Zeta) a 
son, Lindol French, Jr., on November 22, 1918. 

• To Mr. and Mrs. Ralph E. Thayer (Vermont Beta Zeta) a 
son, John Ernest, on August 6, 1918. 

To Lieut. Charles L. Fox (Washington Gamma Pi) and 
Mrs. Fox a son, in July, 1918. 

To Lieut. Morrison (Washington Gamma Pi) and Mrs. Mor- 
rison, a son, September 17, 1918. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Don R. Martin (Michigan Beta Lambda » 
a son, Hubert Jerome, on November 26, 1918. 

To Lieutenant and Mrs. Raymond Percival Fowler (New 
York Beta Theta) a daughter, Patricia Knox, on October 25, 

To H. L. Moore (Mu Iota) and Mrs. Moore, a son, Stanley 
Milward, on December 3, 1918. 

To Avory Early Ewan (Mu Iota) and Mrs. Ewan, a son, 
Avory Lovell, on December 4, 1918. 


When it became evident that the XXVI Congress, scheduled 
to be held in Cleveland during the last week in December must 
be postponed indefinitely because of disturbed conditions in 
the colleges, a meeting of the High Council was called instead, 
to be held in Chicago on December 26. To this meeting all the 
Grand Officers and Chiefs of Provinces were invited. As the 
High Council is empowered to carry on the business of the 
Fraternity between the sessions of Congress, the Chicago con- 
ference was constitutionally empowered to discharge all the 
necessary business of Congress. 

The minutes of that meeting, printed in full here following, 
show that much was accomplished in a very short time. The 
first session convened at ten o'clock on the morning of Decem- 
ber 26, and after a brief intermission for luncheon, sat until 
seven in the evening. Then recess was taken to accept the in- 
vitation of the Chicago Alumni Association, which, to the num- 
ber of twenty-five or more acted as hosts to the visiting broth- 
ers. Some further business was transacted after the dinner, 
and the conference adjourned before eleven o'clock that night. 
Much of the next day was occupied in conferences of an infor- 
mal nature. 

The dinner was an informal, cordial family get-together, 
at which everyone present had a good time, did a lot of visiting, 
heard just as many good short talks as he was glad to hear, and 
found the affair over and the fellows going before anyone was 
really ready to leave. A most unusual dinner indeed. 

Paul Snyder, Gamma Zeta, President of the Chicago Alum- 
ni Association, acted as toastmaster, if the man who sits at the 
head of things and calls on the several speakers must be given 
such a name. He called on J. G. Welch, who welcomed the 
visitors, made them glad they were there and proud to be Alpha 
Tans. Then followed inspiring talks from Paul R. Hickok, 
chairman of the High Council, Thomas Arkle Clark, Worthy 


Grand Chief elect, and Nathan F. Giffin, retiring Worthy Grand 
Chief. Only the press of business still to be accomplished by 
the High Council could have justified Snyder in calling a halt 
in the proceedings while oratory and spirits were still on the 

Those present were: C. W. Slifer, F. W. Boston, P. M. 
Boston, S. A. Pope, Stanley Pogue, Parker Hoag, 0. II. Baker, 
O. C. Wehrstedt, F. II. Pond, J. G. Welch, R. E. Weeks, B. M. 
Kerwin, Z. L. Dunn, J. A. McDermott, B. 1). Butler, T. S. Mc- 
Cracken, 1). T. Bennitt, and P. N. Snyder, of the Chicago 
Alumni Association; Paul R. Ilickok, Thomas Arkle Clark, 
Nathan F. Giffin, E. P. Lyon, .1. X. Van (Wv Vries, K. R. Bott, 
W. N. Jordan, G. B. Drake, Lewie Williams and Frank W. 
Scott, guests of the Association. 


The High Council of the Alpha Tan Omega Fraternity me1 
at the La Salle Hotel, Chicago, December 26, 1918. This Hirel- 
ing of the High Council was called to take the place of the regular 
Congress of the Fraternity, which had been postponed indefinitely 
on account of the uncertain situation existing in educational in- 
stitutions, due to the sudden termination of the Student Army 
Training Corps and other conditions directly connected there- 

The meeting was called to order at twelve-ten by Chairman 
Paul R. Hickok. There were present, in addition, Brothers T. A. 
Clark, John Van der Vries and E. P. Lyon of the High Council, 
and Worthy Grand Chief Nathan F. Giffin. Brother Van der 
Vries was appointed as Secretary pro tern., due to the absence 
of Brother Claude T. Reno. 

It was moved and carried that all Grand Officers and Chiefs 
of Provinces who were present in the city at the invitation of 
the Worthy Grand Chief be invited to attend this meeting of 
the High Council, with all privileges of the floor excepting that 
of suffrage. 

There were thus present Brothers : Frank W. Scott, Acting 


Chief of Province 2; George B. Drake, Chief of Province 3; 
Frank R. Bott, Chief of Province 7; Lewie Williams, of Province 
9; Sidney B. Fithian, of Province 10; William N. Jordan, of 
Province 11. 

There were also present President Snyder of the Chicago 
Alumni Association, Bird Sells, Chairman of the Committee on 
War Activities, and some visiting brothers. 

It was moved and carried that a committee of three on fin- 
ance be appointed at once, with instructions to prepare a budget 
for the next biennium. As such were appointed Brother Frank 
W. Scott, acting W. G. K. E., Brother William N. Jordan and 
Brother Frank R. Bott. 

Worthy Grand Chief Giffin presented his report. See Ex- 
hibit "A" attached. 

Brother Frank W. Scott presented his report as Acting 
Worthy Grand Keeper of the Exchequer. See Exhibit "B" at- 

Brother Frank W. Scott presented his report as Acting W. 
G. K. A. See Exhibit "C" attached. 

Brother Frank W. Scott presented his report as Executive 
Secretary. See Exhibit " D " attached. 

At one-thirty the meeting adjourned until two-thirty. 

The High Council was called to order at two-forty by Chair- 
man Hickok. 

. Brother George B. Drake presented his report as Chief of 
Province 3. See Exhibit " E " attached. 

The report of Brother E. H. Packard, Chief of Province 4, 
was presented by Worthy Grand Chief Giffin. See Exhibit "F" * 

Brother F. R. Bott, Chief of Province 7, made an oral re- 

The report of Brother A. E. Ewan, the Chief of Province 
8, was submitted by Worthy Grand Chief Giffin. See Exhibit 
"G" attached. 

Brother Lewie Williams of Province 9 submitted an oral re- 


Brother Sidney B. Fithian of Province 10 submitted a re- 
port. See Exhibit "H" attached. 

Brother W. N. Jordan of Province 11 made an oral report. 

Worthy Grand Chief Giffin made a special report for the 
Committee on Reincorporation. On motion the report was ac- 
cepted. See Exhibit "I". 

On motion the recommendations in the various reports were 
taken up seriatim. 

1. See the report of Worthy Grand Chief Giffin in re Ritual. 
It was moved and carried that the High Council approve 

the revision of the Ritual as far as it has been completed, and 
order the printing of the Ritual as revised. 

It was moved and carried that there be printed a set of cue 
books for use by the officers of the chapters. 

2. See Worthy Grand Chief Giffin 's report in re Handbook. 
It was moved that this matter be referred to the Executive 

Committee, with power to print. 

3. See Worthy Grand Chief Giffiifs report in re Manual. 
It was moved and carried that this matter be referred to a 

committee of two, namely, the Chairman of the High Council 
and Brother Reno, with power to act. 

4. See Worthy Grand Chief Giffin 's report in re Congress. 
There was a general discussion, but no definite action. 
Brother Sells of the War Service Committee of the Frater- 
nity presented the report of the Committee. See Exhibit "J." 

It was moved and carried that the report of the War Ser- 
vice Committee be accepted with the thanks of the High Coun- 
cil and that the Committee be continued. 

Chairman Hickok reported that in accordance with instruc- 
tions from the High Council, a memorial plaque of Dave White 
had been prepared, one plaque being sent to the Family of 
Brother White and one plaque deposited in the office of the Exe- 
cutive Secretary. 

It was moved and carried that the Worthy Grand Chief, 
with the approval of the Chairman of the High Council, arrange 
as soon as possible for such simplification of the universal sys- 
tem of accounts now in use by the Fraternity as he may deem 


The High Council then went into executive session. 

Worthy Grand Chief Giffin presented his resignation as 
Worthy Grand Chief. See Exhibit "K." 

It was moved and carried that the resignation of the Worthy 
Grand Chief be accepted with sincere regret on the part of every 
member of the High Council, and that the Chairman of the High 
Council be instructed to prepare a statement of appreciation of 
the services of Brother Giffin during his incumbency in the office 
of Worthy Grand Chief. 

Nominations from the office of Worthy Grand Chief were 
called for. Brother T. A. Clark of the University of Illinois was 
nominated by Brother Van der Vries, seconded by Brother Lyon. 
There were no other nominations. On ballot, Brother T. A. 
Clark was elected unanimously as Worthy Grand Chief, to serve 
until the next regular meeting of the Congress. 

Brother T. A. Clark presented his resignation as a member of 
the High Council, to take effect at the end of the present meet- 
ing. On motion the resignation was accepted. 

On motion by Brother Lyon, Brother Nathan F. Giffin was 
nominated for membership in the High Council, to serve until 
the next regular meeting of the Congress. The Secretary was 
instructed to cast a ballot and Brother Giffin was declared 

Brother Scott made an informal report regarding the affairs 
of "The Palm/' both as to his editorial policy and as to its fin- 
ancial status. 

It was moved and carried that the terms of office of Brother 
F. W. Scott as Editor and Publisher of "The Palm" be extended 
until the adjournment of the next regular session of the Congress 
of the Fraternity, his salary to be the same as heretofore. 

It was moved and carried that Brother Scott be elected 
Executive Secretary of the Fraternity, his term to extend until 
the adjournment of the next regular Congress of the Frater- 
nity, his salary to be .$1,200.00 per annum. 

It was moved and carried that the question of remitting 
taxes due November 15 be referred to the Worthy Grand Chief 
iind Chairman of the High Council for investigation and for 
report to the High Council. 


The Committee on Finances submitted a report. On motion 
this report was referred to a committee composed of Brother Van 
der Vries, Giffin and Scott, with power to act. The report is at- 
tached herewith. See Exhibit "L." 

The High Council adjourned its meeting for two hours to 
be the guests at a delightful dinner tendered by the members 
of the Chicago Alumni Society at the La Salle Hotel. 

On motion the High Council adjourned. 





When we left St. Louis two years ago, it was with hearts filled 
with anxiety for the Fraternity's material welfare and with a fore- 
boding that ere the time should come for the assembling of the XXVI 
Congress we might well have cause to be concerned with respect to 
the very existence of our own as well as of all other college fraternities. 

While it is not for me to attempt here to relate to you even 
in a cursory way the portentious events that have been crowded into 
the past twenty-four months, for they are fresh in our minds, I ven- 
ture to say that no other period ever loomed so large in the world's 
history nor spanned such far-reaching changes in world's affairs. The 
events of the last two years have had a marked effect upon the life of 
our own as well as of every college fraternity. Fraternity men in 
every institution were among the first to offer their services in the 
crises now ending, and their patriotism, their ability and their valor 
have been such that it can never again be said that the college fra- 
ternity has not a well deserved right to existence nor that it does not 
occupy a well-defined and useful place in the system of higher educa- 
tion in America. 

The Constitution requires the Worthy Grand Chief to make a 
written report to Congress of the state of the Fraternity and to 
recommend to its consideration such measures as he shall judge nec- 
essary and expedient. 

Inasmuch as it has been determined by you that Congress shall 
not meet this year, and since you have all the powers of Congress 
when it is not in session, this report is made to you. 

There have been some slight changes in the boundaries of provinces 
during the past two years. On January 31, 1917 a new Province known 
as Province XL was constituted comprising the States of Minnesota, 
Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas and Oklahoma. The States of Minnesota, 
Iowa and Missouri being detached from Province III, and the States 
of Arkansas and Oklahoma from Province X as heretofore existing. 


At the same time the State of Montana was transferred from Province 
III to Province IX, and the States of Utah and Arizona from Province 
IX to Province III., 

This division of Province "III into two provinces was made in 
conformity with the practice which has heretofore existed of sub- 
dividing a province whenever the number of chapters therein be- 
comes too large for the efficient conduct of fraternity affairs, and while 
of necessity there is extra expense in the creation of every 1 new pro- 
vince, past experience has demonstrated that it is a wise course to 

Before very long it will be necessary to divide Province II and 
Province V, the number of chapters in each being too large properly 
to be supervised by one chief. 

On January 31st, 1917, the following Chiefs of Provinces were ap- 

Edward A. Werner — Province I 

Erling H. Lunde — Province II 

George B. Drake — Province III 

Alex. Macomber — Province IV 

Victor Frey — Province V 

P. Frank Hanes — Province VI 

Frank R. Bott— Province VII 

John T. Gray, Jr. — Province VIII 

Lewie Williams — Province IX 

J. Woodall Rogers — Province X 

Stockton Fountain — Province XI 

Brothers Werner, Drake, Frey, Bott and Williams have served 
throughout the past two years. Brother Lunde resigned as Chief of 
Province II on July 31st, 1918, and on September 16th, 1918, Brother 
Frank W. Scott was appointed Acting Chief of the Province. I have 
been unable to select a permanent Chief for this Province, but I trust 
that as this meeting is held within the Province, some person may be 

Shortly after asuming the duties of the Worthy Grand Keeper 
of Exchequer Brother Macomber resigned as Chief of Province IV, 
and on April 26th, 1917, Brother Emerson H. Packard was appointed 
as his successor. 

Brother Hanes resigned as Chief of Province VI on September 
16th, 1918. I have been unable up to the present time to determine 
on his successor and a vacancy now exists in that office. 

Brother Gray's acceptance of the office of Chief of Province VIII 
was conditioned upon his being allowed to resign whenever a suitable 
successor could be found. He resigned on October 26th, 1917, and 
Rrother George Ossman was appointed. He served until March 28th, 
1918, when he entered the military service as a Chaplain, and on that 
date A. Early Ewan was appointed his successor. 


Brother Rogers served as Chief of Province X until January 8, 
1918, when he entered the military service, and on that date Brother 
Sidney B. Fithian was appointed his successor. 

Brother Fountain served as Chief of Province XI until March 
26th, 1917, when he resigned and Brother William N. Jordan was ap- 
pointed as his successor. 

The Constitution which was adopted at the XXV Congress was 
submitted to the chapters for a vote on April 6th, 1917. Two-thirds 
of the chapters having approved the same, it was on May 8th, 1917, 
duly promulgated by me. 

At the St. Louis Congress there was to be added to Section 4 of 
Article VII of the Constitution as reported by the Committee on Revi- 
sion, a clause to the effect that the Worthy Grand Chief might au- 
thorize a chapter to elect to membership any person who was a mem- 
ber of Alpha Gamma or of any chapter of any other fraternity which 
was absorbed by this fraternity. It is interesting to note that within 
a week after the promulgation of the new Constitution application was 
made by Pennsylvania Alpha Pi, in conformity with the section re- 
ferred to, for leave to initiate Edward Linton, James C. Ewing and 
George W. Pollack, each of whom had been a member of the local 
chapter of Alpha Gamma at Washington and Jefferson College. The 
application was granted and the men initiated, so that we have in one 
instance at least, discharged an obligation which we owe to all the 
members of those chapters of the Alpha Gamma Fraternity which 
were absorbed by us. 

Four chapters have been established during the past two years; 
New York Delta Gamma at Colgate University on November 2, 1917, 
by Victor Frey, Chief of Province V; New Hampshire Delta Delta at 
New Hampshire State College on November 21st, 1917, by Emerson 
H. Packard, Chief of Province IV; Texas Delta Epsilon at Southern 
Methodist University on June 1, 1918, Robert E. L. Saner, Worthy 
High Chancellor; and Missouri Delta Zeta at Washington University 
on November 30, 1918, by William N. Jordan, Chief of Province XI. 

Although existing conditions in the colleges during the past two 
years have been far from conducive to anything like normal chap- 
ter conditions, these four chapters have so conducted their affairs as 
to indicate that no mistake -was made in the granting of the charters 
to the, several applicant clubs, and there is every reason to believe 
that within the next few years each of them will rank well up among 
the best of our chapters. 

Brother Macomber, who was elected Worthy Grand Keeper of 
Exchequer at the last Congress, entered the United States Army as 
a Captain on May 1st, 1917, but for some time thereafter continued to 
discharge the duties of his office. In October, he found it impossible 
longer to continue, and Brother Arthur L. Nelson was appointed by 
your body Acting Worthy Grand Keeper of Exchequer. He served as 


such until January, 1918, when he entered the service and was suc- 
ceeded by Brother Frank W. Scott. 

Brother William C. Smiley, who was reelected Worthy Grand 
Keeper of Annals at the last Congress, entered the service as a Cap- 
tain in the spring of 1917, and thereafter in October, 1917, Brother 
Martin B. Chittick was appointed Acting Worthy Grand Keeper of 
Annals. He too thereafter entered the service, and in January, 1918, 
was succeeded by Brother Frank W. Scott. These temporary delega- 
tions of powers made in accordance with Section 13 of Article II of the 
Constitution, illustrate the wisdom in having made the revision. Had 
not this provision existed, it is difficult to know just how matters could 
have been handled without requiring the resignations of the persons 
who had been elected to these offices. 

The most important event which has taken place during the past 
two years was the establishment in January, 1918, of a Central 
Office and the appointment of an Executive Secretary. This has 
enabled a considerable of the detail work to be taken off the hands 
of the various Grand Officers, and has made their offices considerably 
less burdensome. We have had to proceed rather slowly because of 
the abnormal conditions which have existed, but I feel confident that 
within a year or so, our Central Office will be able to handle prac- 
tically all, if not all, of the detail work of the Fraternity. 

On January 30th, 1918, there was appointed a committee known 
as the "War Service Committee" whose duties are to collect and pre- 
serve such information as may be obtainable concerning the members 
of the Fraternity in the service of the United States, or of any of 
its Allies during the present war. This committee is composed of 
Brothers Alfred C. Kennedy, H. F. Williams and Byrd Sells, of 
Omaha, Nebraska, with power in its discretion to add to and to fill 
any vacancy in its membership. They will report to you at this 
meeting, and while I am advised that the data which has been ob- 
tained is not in any sense complete, I am confident that they have made 
such a start in the work that within the next two years we will be 
able to have a reasonably accurate history of those who have served 
in the great war. 

In February, 1918, occurred an incident, which it seems to me, 
may well be recorded here. John P. Horan was an alumnus of the 
Madison Club, the local society at Colgate University which afterwards 
became New York Delta Gamma. He was graduated in the year 1914 
and under the provisions of the Constitution was eligible to election 
to membership by New York Delta Gamma. In the spring of 1917 
he entered the United States Army and in February, 1918, was First 
Lieutenant, Company "F" 19th Infantry, located at Port Arthur, 
Texas. He had been duly elected to membership by the New York 
Delta Gamma, but was unable to obtain leave sufficiently long to 
allow him to go to Colgate for initiation. The chapter thereupon wrote 


me and asked if it were possible for him to be initiated by the Louisi- 
ana Beta Epsilon Chapter, which had expressed a willingness to do 
so. I advised that this could not be done, whereupon I received from 
Lieutenant Horan a letter in which among other things he said: 

"I expect to leave for across the pond in the next sixty 
days, and our port of embarkation is to be Galveston. I am an 
Irishman and can never give up until I know that there is no 
way under the sun that what I want cannot be brought about. 
Do not be offended at my obstinacy but I do want to wear the 
Maltese Cross when I go across, and if I happen to fall in this 
our worthy cause, I want it to be another gold star in the ser- 
vice flag of the old house on the Colgate campus where I made 
so many friends and spent so many happy days under the 
influence of the teachings of the old Madison Club. If any 
thing whatever can be done, let me know by wire and I shall 
arrange to drop over to New Orleans on a forty-eight hour pass 
and have them put me over the hot sands to the Temple of 

His persistency and loyalty, and the pathos of his letter convinced 
me that some action ought to be taken. An examination of the .Con- 
stitution disclosed the fact that there is a distinction between "elec- 
tion to membership" and "initiation." I thereupon recommended to 
your body that a law be enacted in the following tenor: 

"Whenever a Chapter shall, pursuant to Section 4 of 
Article VII of the Constitution, elect to membership a person 
who, prior to the granting of a charter to such chapter, was 
an active or alumnus member of the body petitioning therefor, 
The Worthy Grand Chief, in his discretion may authorize a 
chapter other than the one by which he was elected to member- 
ship to initiate such person." 
You very promptly enacted the law as recommended, and the same 
was duly promulgated to me on February 26th, 1918, and on March 
11th, pursuant to authority duly granted Lieutenant Horan was in- 
itiated by the Louisiana Beta Epsilon Chapter. 

I mention this here so that it may be more generally known 
that it is possible for a person to be initiated by a chapter other than 
the one which elects him to membership. 

Since the last Congress we have lost the services of one who 
labored many years at considerable personal sacrifice in order that 
Alpha Tau Omega might be prospered. I refer to Brother Claude T. 
Reno. While it may be outside of my province to relate because the 
Palm is wholly under the control of your body, he served as editor 
from the latter part of 1905 until early in January, 1918. He turned 
what had been loss into a profit to the Fraternity; he made the Palm 
rank well up among the first of the Fraternity journals; his editorials 


were always strong and virile and were widely copied by the other 

In September, 1911, he compiled and published "The Manual of the 
Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity" familiarly known as Reno's Manual, 
and while this work now out of print is also somewhat out of date 
and contains some errors which at the time of its publication were not 
discernible, it has been of untold value to everyone interested in 
Fraternity affairs and was the first adequate attempt along the line 
which it followed. 

In addition to his service as Editor of the Palm he had been 
Worthy Grand Scribe since 1912 and the three volumes of Congress 
proceedings brought out by him might alone serve as a monument of 

In February, 1915, he was appointed Historian and for three 
years he worked zealously gathering data for a work which would 
show Alpha Tau Omega's progress during the past century. The 
work that he did and the historical data that he unearthed while 
known to but few, was enormous and is of incalculable value. 

He served as a member of the Committee on the revision of the 
Constitution and to him more than anyone else is due whatever of real 
merit that instrument possesses. It was always a joy and an in- 
spiration to work with him. No one, I venture to say, has a more ac- 
curate knowledge of the history and traditions of our Fraternity 
than he. 

In a time of dire stress two years ago, he served as Worthy 
Grand Keeper of Exchequer and in this capacity he performed a ser- 
vice for the Fraternity, which, while known only to very few, was 
the most vitally important service that has been performed by anyone 
in the period during which I have been familiar with Fraternity 
affairs. His work and service during the past twelve years made his 
resignation as Worthy Grand Scribe and Historian come as a great 
loss, but the demands of his professional duties were such that he 
felt that he could not longer continue in active work, and on April 18, 
1918, with the greatest of reluctance I accepted his resignation as 
Worthy Grand Scribe and as Historian.* 

In March, 1918, the form of the membership card was somewhat 
changed. Instead of having the Fraternity Seal impressed upon the 
card, which was always unsatisfactory, a cut of the design was made 
and the same is now printed thereon in light blue. These cards are 
now signed by the Executive Secretary as well as by the Worthy Grand 
Chief, and are issued only after the receipt by the Executive Secretary 
of a certificate of a man's initiation. 

Form G, being the annual report by the chapters, had for some 
time seemed inadequate to give all the information desired, and in 

"Brothei Reno subsequently accepted reappointment to the office of Historii 

May, 1918, the same was revised and the information now contained 
therein is considerably more extensive than heretofore. A copy 
of the revised form is annexed to this report. 

The Fraternity during the past two years has continued to be 
represented at the meetings of the Inter-fraternity Conference, the 
delegates to both meetings having been Brothers Hickok, Clark and 
myself with Brother Scott attending as alternate at the 1918 meet- 
ing; a copy of the minutes of the 1917 meeting was sent to each 
chapter, Grand Officer and Chief of a Province and the same will 
be done with the 1918 minutes when issued. 

There had never been any adequate photographs of the picture 
of the design of the Grand Seal painted by Richard N. Brooke which 
for many years has been in the possession of the Virginia Beta Chap- 
ter. In January, 1918, I had made a photograph of the original pic- 
ture approximately 16x16 inches in size by M. Miley and Sons of 
Lexington, Va., who afterwards made arrangements with the L. G. 
Balfour Company to supply it with such copies as might be required. 
The photograph is excellent and the chapters should not fail to avail 
themselves of the opportunity to procure one. 

Annexed hereto are copies of all official letters which have been 
sent by me during the past two years. 

In spite of the fact that the chapter activities have been almost 
wholly suspended since September, 1918, and have been much cur- 
tailed since April, 1917, our chapters are in far better shape today 
than one could have dared to hope a year ago. Initiations have been 
almost normal so far this year, the number to December 23rd being 
376 but there is quite likely to be a falling off during the second 
semester. In every institution at which we have a chapter Students' 
Army Training Corps were established, and as a result, as you well 
know, Fraternity affairs have been in a very upset condition. Prac- 
tically all of our chapter houses were taken over by the Government 
for barracks or for officers' quarters. The members of the chapters 
were not allowed *o live together, and in many instances were widely 
separated. It is expected that demobilization will have been com- 
pleted by January 1st, and soon after that date I am confident that 
most of our chapters will be able to resume their usual normal ac- 
tivities, but there is bound to be necessary a vast deal of reconstruc- 
tion work. Of course some of the chapters are more badly off than 
others, and in most instances I fear their finances are in a wretched 
state. It will be necessary for the Chiefs of the Provinces to de- 
termine accurately the condition of each chapter and to watch care- 
fully and attentively over all of them, and to lend every aid possible 
to enable them to get back once more to pre-war conditions. 

I make the following recommendations: 

There are no copies of the Ritual on hand. 

A reprint of the former Ritual seemed inadvisable until the Com- 


mittee on Revision should be able to make its report. Brother Smiley 
who was the most active member of this committee, has been pre- 
vented from doing scarcely anything on the work during the past 
year and a half. I feel that there should be a reprint now and that 
we ought not to wait until the committee has formulated its report, 
for the reason that I am advised that this may take considerable time, 
and meanwhile many of the chapters will be without copies. I have 
no doubt that when Chapter activities shall have been resumed it 
will be discovered that in many instances the copies of the Consti- 
tution, Ritual and Hand Book formerly in their possession have been 

Some changes should be made in the Hand Book to bring it down 
to date, and this should be reprinted. It has been an exceedingly 
valuable work, but its real value must always depend upon its upto- 

Reno's Manual which was the first attempt along historical lines 
is now over seven years old, and many changes have taken place since 
it was prepared. This too has served an exceedingly useful purpose. 
It should be revised and a new edition issued. 

Effort should be made from time to time to centralize as much 
as possible of detail work in the Central Office, and provision should 
be made for adequate compensation to the Executive Secretary; we 
have at the present time seventy chapters; during the past eighteen years 
twenty-four chapters have been established, and it is not unreason- 
able to expect that by 1929 our chapters will number at least one 
hundred. The time has passed when fraternity affairs can. be man- 
aged in a haphazard go-as-you-please manner. It is a big business that 
we are administering and it can be efficiently administered only by ap- 
plying business principles. The time is not far distant when the conduct 
of fraternity affairs will require the whole of one man's time and his 
compensation should be such that we need not hesitate to seek a 
competent person to do the work because of the fact that we will be 
asking him to make a financial sacrifice. Brother. Scott has done a 
wonderful work during the past year, and he has worked under 
handicaps that but few realize. But he has only begun and the oppor- 
tunities for real construction work are almost unlimited. The future 
welfare of Alpha Tau Omega depends as I view it, upon our Central 
Office, and it should be given the financial support it deserves. 

Under our present laws, the General Fraternity pays the trans- 
portation expenses of the delegates to Congress, the money for this 
coming out of the two dollar and a half semi-annual per capita tax 
payable by the chapters on the 15th of March and November. It is 
hardly fair to require the General Fraternity to pay the entire trans- 
portation expenses of a delegate from a chapter which, by reason 
of its recent establishment, has not been obligated to pay the four 
semi-annual installments of taxes which accrue between Congresses 


and therefore I recommend that the law entitled "Delegates' Expenses" 
enacted by the XXV Congress and found at page 161 of the Minutes 
be amended so as to read as follows: 

"The entire transportation expenses of delegates of the 
active chapters to the Congress shall be paid from the funds 
of the Fraternity, provided however that in the case of a del- 
egate from a chapter which shall have been established since 
the preceding Congress only such proportion of his transpor- 
tation expenses shall be paid as the number of biennial taxes 
paid by such chapter shall bear to the total number thereof 
which have accrued since the preceding Congress." 
While at present there are no vital matters which seem to demand 
it, there should be an Extraordinary Session of Congress as soon as 
conditions warrant. 

*We ought not to wait until 1920 before giving the men from the 
active chapters the opportunity to meet and know each other and 
gain that enthusiasm which can result only from such gatherings. 
We have gained a vast deal in Nationalism in recent years and there 
is nothing like a Congress to create and foster this spirit. The men 
who attend often for the first time come to realize that they are 
units in a strong nation-wide organization which came into being 
to help reconstruct America, and one which now has for one of its 
dominant purposes the preservation of the country which we all 

I fear that we may see troublous times within the next few years; 
times in which the best thoughts of the best minds in America will 
be required in order that they may be safely passed, times when 
above all else men must be imbued with true patriotism and loyalty, 
tinged not at all with any spirit of selfishness, but filled with devo- 
tion and with a spirit of self-sacrifice. 

Upon us as members of Alpha Tau Omega and upon every member 
of every College Fraternity which is founded upon principles akin to 
ours rests a grave responsibility and we ought to let pass no oppor- 
tunity to prepare ourselves and our undergraduates for the tasks 
which lie ahead. 

I have now served three elective terms as Worthy Grand Chief; 
but one person has served a longer period in consecutive terms. 
Were Congress in session at this time, I would not think of allowing 
my name again to be considered for the office, if anyone were to sug- 
gest it. Under the law since Congress will not convene, my term 
as Worthy Grand Chief will continue until the next regular Congress. 
In justice to myself, and to the Fraternity, I feel that I cannot con- 
tinue longer as your Chief Executive. The work has been exceed- 
ingly congenial and my relations with all the Fraternity officers 
during the past six years have been happy indeed, but it has been 
impossible for me during the past two years to give to Fraternity 


affairs the time which they demand, and for this reason I feel it my 
duty to tender to the High Council my resignation to take effect 
at the close of this meeting. 

In so doing, it is with the deepest and fullest appreciation of 
the confidence which the Fraternity has reposed in me the past six 
years; if anything of success has been achieved it has been because of 
the earnest and sincere cooperation which has been accorded to 
me by everyone who has had to do with the administering of the 
Fraternity's affairs. 

To every member of the High Council, to the Chancellor, to the 
Grand Officers, to the newest laborer in the field, the Executive Sec- 
retary, and last but by no means the least to the Chiefs of the Pro- 
vinces, my heart! goes out in grateful appreciation for the help you 
have given me. You have put up with my shortcomings, you have 
tolerated my impatience, you have given of your time and effort 
and you have been content with little or no praise. I give you this 
now in the fullest measure for all you have done to help make Alpha 
Tau Omega a bit better, a bit stronger and a more potent power for 
good during these past six years. Because of my association with you, 
because we have worked and worried together in a common cause, 
I shall always look back upon the period now closing as one of the 
happiest of my life, and my one regret is that I have been able to 
accomplish so little when there was so much that might have been 

I trust that you will pardon a brief resume at this time of some 
of the things which through your efforts have been accomplished 
during the past six years. 

Our financial condition has steadily improved; on December 19, 
1912, we had of cash on hand $3804 with investments, at par, of $14,- 
000. On December 1st, 1918, we had of cash on hand, after deducting 
outstanding liabilities approximately $7900 with investments at par 
of $19,000, a net gain of a little over $9,000. We have established 
eight chapters and reestablished one. One chapter, Ohio Beta Mu 
at Wooster, has become inactive because the trustees of the University 
preferred gold to honor and lost both. Two new provinces have been 
formed. Thirteen chapter houses have been built! or acquired. A 
new Constitution has been adopted and the laws of the Fraternity 
entirely revised. We initiated between January 1, 1913, and Decem- 
ber 23, 1918, 4,085 men, more than the total number initiated from the 
date of the founding of the Fraternity to the end of the year 1895. 

But the greatest achievement, however, has been, as I have here- 
tofore said, the establishment of a Central Office. For many years 
this was a dream which was said to be impossible because of the 
cost. When, however, the question of the necessity for increased rev- 
enue was placed before the chapters, the laws necessary were passed 
by them without even a murmur, and I have no hesitancy in saying 


that every chapter stands ready and willing to contribute its share 
of whatever the efficient conduct of Fraternity affairs may cost. 

Our income from investments amounts now to about $800 per 
year. This income ought never to be used for current expenses but 
should be placed in our permanent investment fund which should 
be added to from time to time as may be possible, without curtailing 
any of the necessary expenditures of the Fraternity, until the income 
therefrom will entirely defray the expenses of our Central Office and 
the salary of our Executive Secretary. 

I cannot close this report to you without saying some few words, 
inadequate though they 5 be, concerning those brothers of ours who 
during the past two years have crossed over the seas and have gone 
to sleep on the war torn fields of foreign lands. Theirs was a glori- 
ous end! They died not merely for America, but for mankind, and for 
all the things that all other men live for and will live for during 
countless generations. In one sense the death of any one individual 
is only an item in the epoch of the tragedy which now seems happily 
to be drawing to an end, and his sacrifice but a mite in this world of 
heroism. But to every one of us, as we think of a brother who has 
made the supreme sacrifice and for whom our flag carries a golden 
star, the tragedy and sacrifice are immense because they are total. 
They who have gone have given all that men can give, and we who 
loved them suffer utter bereavement which throbs in our soul with 
a pain no faith can dull and no pride can compensate. Indeed was 
theirs a glorious end! 

Fraternally submitted, 

Nathan F. Giffin, Worthy Grand Chief. 


The fraternity is in sound financial condition in spite of a sharp 
reduction in income from taxes due to the reduced membership. Un- 
til February 1 of the present year the interest-bearing funds of the 
fraternity amounted to $14,000, par value. At present there is a total 
sum of $26,020 at interest. To the bonds which have been owned by 
the fraternity for some time there have been added $5,000 in U. S. 
Government Third Liberty Loan bonds, and $7,020 is in savings ac- 
counts at 3% awaiting investment wholly or in part on January 1, 


An audit of the accounts was made on December 18, 1917, but that 
audit report is not in my hands, and the condition of the accounts, 
though beyond criticism, is not such as to enable me to make a com- 
plete report. I trust that an audit will be ordered at this meeting. 


Meanwhile I present a few tabulations to give a view of past and 
present conditions of the Exchequer. 

March 1, 1917 


Cash in bank $ 1241.51 

Cash on hand 61.21 

Investments 14000.00 

Due from Surety Co *8815.94 


Note $ 7500.00 

Check out 3.88 

Accts. payable 500.00 

Surplus 16114.78 

♦Brought from monthly statement of June 1, 



March 1, 1918 


Cash in bank $10157.87 

Cash on hand 55.00 

Investments 14000.00 

Taxes due (est.) 407.50 

Accounts payable (est.) 





$ 855.07 



Balance 22878.27 


December 1, 1918 


Cash in bank $ 2177.79 

Cash on hand 215.00 

Savings acct. 7020.00 

Bonds (par value) 19000.00 

Accts. receivable 

Taxes due (est.) 1860.00 


Palm (est.) $ 800.00 

Outsanding checks 756.21 

Badges 291.02 

Balance 28425.56 



( • 

RECEIPTS: February 1-November 31, 1918 

Initiation fees $ 5,617.50 

Badges 1,892.50 

Certificates 45.85 

Royalties on jewelry 180.44 

Taxes 3,444.00 

Interest 549.49 

Misc. (supplies etc.) 159.46 




Schedule 1 

Appropriations Disbursements Balance 

Congress expenses $5550.00 $ 580.15 $4969.85 

Schedule 2 

High Council 826.00 698.50 126.50 

Worthy Grand Chief 1350.00 1353.82 3.82 

Worthy High Chancellor 25.00 25.00 

W. G. K. E 800.00 f521.84 278.16 

W. G. K. A 900.00 f242.75 657.25 

Chief of Province I 225.00 10.15 214.85 

Chief of Province II 275.00 194.67 80.33 

Chief of Province III 275.00 321.67 46.67 

Chief of Province IV 300.00 320.60 20.60 

Chief of Province V 300.00 40.39 259.61 

Chief of Province VI 250.00 5.91 244.09 

Chief of Province VII 275.00 297.73 22.73 

Chief of Province VIII 175.00 157.65 17.35 

Chief of Province IX 350.00 105.62 244.38 

Chief of Province X 250.00 204.39 45.61 

Chief of Province XI 225.00 162.73 62.27 

$6800.00 $4638.42 $2161.58 

Schedule 2 

General Office $2500.00 

Clerk hire $ 200.00 

Salary Executive Secretary __ 749.94 

Printing and stationery 270.00 

Postage 60.04 

Express 10.80 

Telephone .72 

Furniture and Equipment 600.05 

Rental 49.98 

Miscellaneous 201.63 

$2500.00 $2143.16 $ 356.84 

Schedule 4 

Membership tucks $ 300.00 $ 263.10 $ 36.90 

General expenses (incl. pins) 500.00 657.89 157.89 

Other items 675.00 675.00 

$1475.00 $ 554.01 
Schedule 5 

Total $1900.00 $1900.00 

Palm 4500.00 2460.73 2039.27 

tAn indefinite sum charged to General Office is appropriately 
WGKE and WGKA expense. 



The new fraternity tax introduced at the XXV Congress has not 
had a good opportunity to prove its earning power. When the budget 
was made it was estimated that the sum of $12,000 would be realized 
from this source in the biennium. As a matter of fact up to Decem- 
ber 23 a total of $6,427.75 had been collected from this source, and 
there is outstanding and not collected approximately the sum of 
$1860, making a total of $8287.75. 

When the office was transferred in February, no taxes had been 
collected since the preceding March, and a considerable amount was 
still outstanding on that account. No call for the tax due November 
15, 1917, had been sent out* and only three or four chapters there- 
fore had paid. Since that time most of the November, 1917, taxes 
have been collected, eleven chapters only being still delinquent. Nine- 
teen chapters have not paid the March tax. If Congress had been 
held, I have no doubt that practically all these accounts would 
have been settled by this time. The bad condition in the chapters 
last fall has had its effect on th3 payment of the November tax. 
Thirty-five chapters have paid, four have sent in their report and asked 
for an extension of time, and thirty have not responded to the call. 

Under our present system there is no convenient way to discover 
how much a chapter owes. The active chapter membership, and the 
tax levied, are known only through the report made by the chapter 
when it pays the tax. It is no doubt a good piece of idealism to make 
every man his own tax assessor, but the system leads to slowness and 
vagueness. The new Form W is intended to render this detail of 
our business more palpable. 

The following table shows the status of the tax account of the 
chapters : 

[Stars indicate no membership report and no payment of tax] 


Ga. Alpha Beta 
Ga. Alpha Zeta 
Ga. Beta Iota . 

Ind. Gamma Gamma _ 
Ind. Gamma Omicron 

Ind. Delta Alpha 

Mich. Beta Omicron _ 
Wis. Gamma Tau 

Col. Gamma Lambda 
Wyo. Gamma Psi __. 

| Old 





7 50 

12 50 


* __l * t 


22 50 

37 50 

40 00 

52 50 

70 00 
40 00 

Me. Beta Upsilon 





Me. Gamma Alpha 

65 00 


Mass. Beta Gamma 


Mass. Gamma Beta 


Mass. Gamma Sigma 


New Hamp. Delta Delta 


R. I. Gamma Delta 

50 00 

32 50 

42 50 


Vt. Beta Zeta 


N. Y. Alpha Omicron __ 


N. Y. Beta Theta 

15 00 

Penn. Alpha Pi 



Penn. Alpha Rho „ 


Penn. Gamma Omega 


Penn Tau 


62 50 
52 50 


N. C. Alpha Delta 


N. C. Xi 


Va. Delta 

45 00 



Ohio Alpha Psi , 

27 50 
77 50 
22 50 

65 00 

57 50 

Ohio Beta Omega 



Ohio Gamma Kappa 

52 50 


Tenn. Beta Pi 


Tenn Pi 


Cal. Beta Psi _ _ 


Cal. Gamma Iota 

85 00 


Oregon Gamma Phi _ 

75 00 
60 00 



Wash. Gamma Pi : 

Ala. Beta Delta 


La. Beta Epsilon 

25 00 


Texas Gamma Eta 

137 50 

20 00 

Iowa Delta Beta 

* • 

Iowa Gamma Upsilon 


Minn. Gamma Nu 



It will be observed that Georgia Alpha Beta has not paid taxes or 
rendered membership reports since March, 1917. Indiana Gamma Gam- 
ma, Georgia Alpha Zeta, Colorado Gamma Lambda, Pennsylvania Tau, 
Ohio Gamma Kappa, Ohio Beta Omega, California Gamma Iota, Rhode 
Island Gamma Delta have paid no taxes during that period, but have 
sent in at least one of the three membership reports. 

Taxes due prior to November 15, 1918, ought not to be excused, 
and chapters delinquent in payment of them ought to be made aware 
in some way of their responsibility. A somewhat different aspect is 
borne by delinquencies in the payment due November 15, 1918. Many 
failures to report membership and taxes at that time are doubtless 
due to the fact that in those chapters there has been no regular fra- 
ernity existence. The men have been in barracks, have held no meet- 
ings, and have had no benefit, they think, from fraternity membership. 
In some instances they believe that the chapters are not active. In 
such cases as have come to my attention I have advised that every 
man attending the institution to which his chapter is attached is an 
active, and that a tax is assessed against the chapter for him. I do 
not believe, however, that it will necessarily be good policy to hold 
all chapters invariably liable for this tax. I recommend that they all 
be required to file their lists, however, and in doing so to apply, if 
they think it necessary, for a remission of the tax. The tax should 
not be remitted, I believe, unless the chapters comply promptly with 
the request for their chapter reports of membership. 

I have notified delinquent chapters that no Palms will be mailed 
to chapters which have not made their membership report. A de- 
tailed report of returns for November 15 is attached to this report. 
With this table, comparison may be made with one presented on No- 
vember 15, 1916, by the Worthy Grand Chief and published in Appen- 
dix A of the Journal of Proceedings of the XXV Congress, p. 224, 
showing thirty-three chapters delinquent in one -or more of the last 
two tax assessments. 


When the office was transferred the current accounts were all in 
the book of original entry, which provides an analysis of receipts and 
expenditures, but does not serve as a ledger, and consequently there 
has been no convenient way to ascertain the standing of the chapters 
or of budget funds or the total current encumbrances. A monthly 
statement had been rendered, but not all such are on file. At the 
request of the Worthy Grand Chief I have since May 1st rendered 
in addition to the usual statement a monthly balance sheet showing 
disbursements under all items in the budget, and the condition of 
each fund. The reports do not show credits accurately, because at 
present they must be estimated. On January 1st I intend to open a 
ledger, which will enable me to report encumbrances; as soon as the 
new Form W withdrawal cards are generally in use it will be possible 


to report definitely on amounts receivable from chapters. With the 
apparatus mentioned, added to the excellent voucher and voucher 
check system already in use, our bookkeeping will be complete and 
easily audited at any time. 

Though the Palm business pertains only incidentally to this sub- 
ject, I wish to mention that on January 1st an entirely new set of 
books for that business will be opened, and all subscription accounts 
will be put on a cash basis. This will mean the removal of three- 
fourths of our present alumni subscribers from the mailing list, 
already too short. I trust that the removal may only be temporary, 
especially in the case of members of the High Council and Chiefs of 

Frank W. Scott 

Acting W. G. K. E. 


The present Acting Worthy Grand Keeper of Annals assumed the 
duties of the office on February 1, 1918. Brother Smiley had gone into 
war service, leaving the office in charge of Brother Chittick, who soon 
entered the service, and turned the routine work over to a clerk. 
When the office was assigned to the present incumbent, only the rec- 
ords essential to routine business were transferred. All other ma- 
terial, including records, archives, official specifications of parapher- 
nalia, etc. is in storage in St. Paul. 


At the twenty-fourth Congress the Worthy Grand Keeper of An- 
nals reported the total membership of the fraternity to be 12,958. The 
book of original entry, in agreement with the Official Register, com- 
piled by the same officer, showed at that time a total membership of 
12,539. The discrepancy is inexplicable to me, though it can no doubt 
be explained by Brother Smiley. I use the figures in the Official Reg- 

During the past biennium there have been initiated into the fra- 
ternity a total of 1650 men, bringing the total membership to 14,189. 
Of the new members exactly half were added in each year of the 
biennium, as shown by the records of the office on December 20. It 
may be assumed that possibly forty more initiates have not yet been 
officially recorded. 

Although the number of initiates for the year is large, the active 
membership is considerably smaller than normal, because of the lack of 
upperclassmen in nearly all cases, and inability to initiate in others. 
The thirty-six chapters, just one more than half of the total, which 
have reported the'? membership as of November 15, had at that time 


a total membership of 488, indicating about 900 in the whole fraternity. 
In the chapters which I could compare with last year, there are this 
year 27 seniors, 50 juniors, 147 sophomores, and 138 freshmen. One 
year ago the same chapters had 87 seniors, 86 juniors, 13 sophomores, 
and 56 freshmen. Last year there were 87 seniors to 56 freshmen; 
this year there are 27 seniors to 138 freshmen. 

Undoubtedly a considerable number of upperclassmen will return 
to the chapters next term, but not enough to restore the normal pro- 
portions so radically altered. 

The Official Register prepared by Brother Smiley is a monument 
to his loving industry and painstaking care. It is a firm foundation 
upon which the whole structure of our membership records must rest, 
and it is well laid. There will always be opportunity for labor on it, 
for errors are not altogether to be avoided, and there will always be 
difficulty to be met in obtaining the record of the death of members. 
But the more important matter of enrolling those who are initiated 
is now merely routine. 


In the revision of the Annals and the compiling of the Official 
Register, some matters were not wholly cleared up and brought up to 
date. No fewer than forty problems, mainly small, but pesky, were 
handed over with the office. To this number have been added more in 
the course of the last eleven months; but continuous attention to them, 
and repeated appeals to chapters have cleared up nearly all of them. 
Perhaps no more than a dozen are left. 

The most troublesome detail of the system is in the chapter roll. 
It seems hard for a good many Keepers of Annals to get the names 
of the men on the chapter rolls and the number assigned in the order 
of initiation. A good many tangles handed on to me arose in this 
way. No more will arise in just the same way, for since the Annals 
and Exchequer are in the same office, when A-B-C cards come into 
the Exchequer not properly filled out I mention the fact to Annals 
and. Annals directs Exchequer to notify the Worthy Master of the 
error, return the cards for correction, and hold up the whole business 
until the corrected cards are in hand. This is one considerable ad- 
vantage derived from bringing these two offices together. 

But trouble will continue until each chapter is provided with an 
annals book like every other annals book in the fraternity. This mat- 
ter of uniform chapter annals is vital. Without this finishing touch 
to the work of Brother Smiley the Annals are in unnecessary danger of 
getting tangled again. He assures me that as soon as possible after 
his return to this country he will resume his attempts to get this 
business done. An appropriation for the purpose has already been 
authorized and should be renewed. 


In one respect our annals are entirely lacking. We know when 
a man comes in, but we have no record of his passing from active to 
alumni status. It is therefore impossible, except through chapter 
reports, on which we have, and can get, no check, to say what either 
the active or the alumni membership of the fraternity is. The office 
record of Walter Hines Page looks like that of the newest S. A. T. C. 
recruit. I therefore propose to introduce a new form, to be known 
as Form W, on which the Worthy Keeper of Annals or the Worthy 
Master shall report in duplicate to the Chief of Province and the Wor- 
thy Grand Keeper of Annals the withdrawal of each active member. 
A spur to promptness and completeness in this matter is furnished 
by the simple expedient of holding the chapter responsible for the 
fraternity tax on every man initiated until official notice of his change 
to alumni standing has been filed. In a short time both the Chief 
of Province and the Annals will be enabled to make a complete card 
list of the actives in his charge, and keep it up. 


The XXV Congress authorized an annual circularization of the 
alumni. Subsequent events have prevented the carrying out of this 
act. Consequently there does not now exist anywhere a single com- 
plete list of the members with thair addresses. The last published 
Directory appeared in 1911, and most of the addresses therein are 
now obsolete; 5143 names have been added to the membership roll 
since the book was compiled. A card catalog of members and their 
addresses should be made as soon as conditions have become some- 
what stabilized. The alphabetical list should be supplemented, if pos- 
sible, by a geographical list. The initial cost of obtaining the ad- 
dresses and installing the alphabetical directory or card catalog, will 
be hardly less than $800, and might be more. To maintain it will re- 
quire annual circularizing and continuous supervision, at a cost of 
approximately $500 a year. This estimate is no larger than that made 
two years ago, in spite of the increased membership and increased 
postal rate, because the office now employs a clerk on full time 
who could do much of the clerical work, with some assistance at the 
time of the annual circularizing. 

The cost need not be net, for the circularizing would give oppor- 
tunity to remind the alumni of the PALM and would no doubt con- 
siderably augment the now slight income from that source. That 
would in turn reduce to some extent the cost of subsequent circular- 
ization, since PALM subscribers are easily kept track of. 

With the maintenance of such a card catalog a settled policy, 
that of the periodical publication of a directory should be considered. 
Some fraternities issue an inexpensive directory each biennium; the 
period should hardly be longer than five years. 


Closely related to the directory is the collecting and keeping of 
all manner of biographical material concerning members. I do not 
know how much of such material is already collected, but it ought 
to be accumulating in accessible files. In the office of the Alumni 
Association of the University of Illinois I maintain a place for filing 
all material available about each of the 10,000 graduates, including 
newspaper clippings, letters, biographical questionnaires, photographs 
— I have about 4,000 of these — pamphlets, and all manner of material. 
Most of this has come in from two sources: the alumni magazine and 
the alumni record, published every five years. This work has been 
going on under my direction for twelve years, and has cost a lot of 
money, but the thirty large vertical files full of material seem to me 
to be worth the cost. Our fraternity office, it seems to me, ought to 
be gathering and storing material in the same way, unless someone 
knows a better. [No doubt the Chairman of the Committee on His- 
tory might enter a caveat at this point.] 

Fkank W. Scott, 

Acting W. G. K. A. 


The office of Executive Secretary was created by the High Council 
on January 3, 1918, under authority granted by the XXV Congress, 
and the present secretary was appointed and authorized to establish 
the office and employ clerical assistance to carry on the work. The 
sum of $2500 was appropriated for the period ending with the XXVI 
Congress, $1000 as salary of the Executive Secretary and $1500 for 
equipment and clerical assistance. The duties of the position were 
not defined. Few specific tasks were assigned to the office. Among 
these the Executive Secretary was directed to gather various kinds of 
material relating to the history of the fraternity and to the men who 
give it distinction — all books by members, chapter and Congress pho- 
tographs, photographs of prominent members, and to make a special 
effort to obtain a complete set of photographs of past grand officers 
and chiefs of provinces. The Worthy Grand Chief sent to the office 
that set of the Palm complete from the beginning to 1915 inclusive, 
mentioned in his report to the XXV Congress, uniformly bound, a 
set almost complete of the minutes of the meeting of the Interfratern- 
ity Conference, and bound volumes of chapter reports. 

The Central Office has been furnished with desks, tables, type- 
writer, bookcases, some filing equipment and a safe cabinet large 
enough to hold all the books and most valuable records of the fratern- 


ity. A sufficient stock of blanks and other supplies is on hand, and 
all orders are filled on the day they are received. 

A few photographs have been obtained, and a bronze portrait 
Plaque of Dave White rests above the file of the Palm which he pre- 
sented to the fraternity. It is the hope and expectation that the 
Central Office may, in the course of time, be made a place of interest. 

At the time of his appointment the Executive Secretary was also 
made acting Worthy Grand Keeper of Annals and Acting Worthy 
Grand Keeper of Exchequer, and the duties of the three offices have 
been inextricably mingled from that time to the present. For the 
first seven months a clerk was employed for part time and no separate 
office room was obtained. On September 1 the office was opened in a 
suite of three rooms less than a block from the campus of the Uni- 
versity of Illinois, and a clerk was employed on full time. Thus far 
the time of the Secretary and his assistant has been occupied largely 
in carrying on the work of the Annals and the Exchequer. 

In May the offices of Editor and publisher of the Paint were 
conferred on the Executive Secretary, and the magazine has been 
issued from the Central Office since that time. It is quite possible 
that the most important work the Executive Secretary can do for the 
fraternity is to correlate the functions of the several offices which he 
temporarily conducts. It is hard to see how the present mixture could 
be separated to advantage. 

One important matter pertaining directly to this office should be 
considered. The Committee on Ways and Means recommended to the 
XXV Congress the installing of an addressing machine and mailing 
plant. Such a plant would be a convenient piece of equipment. 
Whether it would be worth the considerable expense of installation 
and upkeep would depend on the uses to be made of the address list. 
The only use proposed is that of having the names and addresses ready 
and to be used for annual circularization. Annual use would not 
justify the cost. That cost would be justified only through the in- 
crease of communication between the Central Office and the alumni. 
Certainly there seems now to be little occasion for correspondence, 
but if the three per cent of alumni who now have an active interest 
in fraternity matters can be increased even five-fold, or. ten-fold, as 
I believe possible if the officers unite zeal and tact in finding matters 
to comunicate to the alumni two or three times a year, and in find- 
ing something in which the alumni of definite regions may unite in 
considering or doing, then the mailing plant will be worth its cost. 
Circulating the report of the Committee on War Service will offer 
an opportunity to revive interest. It should not be installed unless 
those who vote the expenditure intend to see that it earns its keep. 

Frank W. Scott, 

Executive Secretary. 



To the Worthy Grand Chief, Members of the High Council, and 

Brothers : 

I beg to submit herewith a report of the conditions of Province 3, 
and work of the Province Chief for the past biennium: 

Soon after the last Congress, the High Council, upon the recom- 
mendation of the Worthy Grand Chief, made a division of what was 
formerly Province III, creating what is now Province II, leaving in 
Province III the Chapters at the Universities of Nebraska, Kansas, 
Colorado and Wyoming. 

This report will first have to do with the Chapters and reportng 
on same; the arrangement is in accordance with the order in which 
the Chapters were established. 


(a) Membership. I have recently obtained from the chapters in- 
formation regarding the number of men now active, and as to the 
number of men which they expect to have active after January 1st. 
The information which I have obtained is as follows: 

Init. Est. Ac- 

Chapter Active Pledges since last Total tive after 

Congress Init. Jan. 1 

Nebr. Gamma Theta 20 32 238 20 

Colo. Gamma Lambda__ 8 4 17 177 17 

Kan. Gamma Mu 21 4 49 216 15 

Wyo. Gamma Psi 3 5 24 72 14 

(b) Houses. The status of the lot and house proposition is as 

Chapter Property Value Equity 

Nebraska lots $5000 $3000 

Colorado " 3500 3500 

Kansas " 3500 1800 

Wyoming " 2350 350 

Since the last Congress the only chapter that has shown any 
decided progress in the matter of its lot proposition is the Colorado 
chapter, which since the last Congress, has paid off an indebtedness 
of $750.00, which was the balance due, so that this Chapter owns its 
lots clear of any indebtedness. 

At the time of the declaration of war by the United States, the 
Colorado Chapter had approved architectural plans which had been 
drawn and made all arrangements regarding the matter of a loan, so 
that had it not been for war conditions, within a very short time, a 
house would have been started. I am in hopes that before many 
months, interest may be renewed in the alumni so that a house may 
be erected for this Chapter on the ground which it now owns. 

The Nebraska Chapter also had about completed plans for the 
building of a house, and I believe that had it not been for the war, 


that this Chapter would have been by this time established in its own 
home, and I do not believe it will be very long before this Chapter 
will have gone ahead with its building plans, and will have secured a 

No definite plans for the building of a house have been taken by 
the Kansas Chapter, but I hope that an interest may be created among 
the alumni of this Chapter, whereby an effort will be made to pay off 
the indebtedness upon the lots owned by this Chapter. 

The Wyoming Chapter had its lot proposition well in hand and 
was making progress when war was declared, and I have no reason 
to doubt that this matter will be taken up with renewed energy, and 
knowing the loyalty of the alumni of this Chapter, I do not feel that 
it will be long before the indebtedness upon its lots will have been paid. 

(c) Finances. # At the' close of the collegiate year of 1917-18, all 
Chapters, except Colorado, were in very fair financial condition. 
Colorado, however, had remaining over an old indebtedness of $500.00 
from the year previous, and during the year had incurred other debts, 
so that at the end of the year it was owing about $1,000.00. Early this 
fall a sufficient amount was collected in so that all small bills were 
paid; the amount owing was due to the owner of the house and two 
mercantile concerns, and to these parties notes of the Chapter had 
been given. 

I have recently obtained information from the Chapters in regard 
to their present financial status, which is found to be as follows: 

Chapter Cash Due from ac- Accounts Due Nat'l. 

on hand tive members Payable Organization 

Nebraska $52.50 $113.50 $ 12.75 $ 

Colorado 10.00 534.00 1,000.00 62.50 

Kansas 73.33 288.20 80.00 62.50 

Wyoming 4.00 43.60 19.60 40.00 

It will be seen from this report that the only Chapter which is in 
a serious financial condition is the Colorado Chapter. The others are 
in good condition to again enter upon active work. 

(d) Scholarship. It will, of course, be understood that no very 
definite record was kept of the scholastic standing of the students 
at the various institutions during the existence of the Students' Army 
Training Corps. I have recently made inquiry of the authorities of the 
various universities, asking for a statistical report, and have been 
informed by the authorities of the universities of Nebraska and Col- 
orado that no statistical reports have been issued as yet for the sec- 
ond semester of the collegiate year of 1917-18, and by the University of 
Kansas that no scholarship report has been issued for the entire year 
of 1917-18, but as I desire to give some information regarding the 
scholastic standing of the chapters since the last Congress, I will 


have to confine myself to such information as I have been able to 
obtain from the Universities. 

The Chapter at the University of Nebraska, for the first semester 
of 1917-18, stood eleventh of all organizations there being about twen- 
ty-five in all, and held sixth place among the seventeen National 
Fraternities. It had one honor man. 

The scholarship for the Colorado Chapter for the year 1917-18 
was very poor, it standing thirteenth out of the fourteen National 
Fraternities. It, however, had one honor man. This Chapter dropped 
from fourth place, which it held during the first semester of 1916-17. 

The Chapter at the University of Kansas, for the first semester 
of 1917-18, stood fifth among seventeen fraternities. This Chapter also 
had one honor man. 

The scholarship with the Wyoming chapter for the year 1917-18, 
is very good. There is only one other National Fraternity at the 
University, but our Chapter has always had a better scholastic average. 
The Wyoming Chapter had one honor man. 

(e) College Activities. The following report under this heading 
has to do with the year 1917-18: 

Nebraska — This Chapter had eleven letter men in athletics, and 
thirteen officers of various student organizations. The captain of the 
football team, which at this institution is considered a very signal 
honor, and two members of the senior honorary society. There is 
never any fault to find with this chapter when it comes to college 

Colorado — This Chapter had ten letter men in athletics, and has 
officers in various student organizations. This Chapter has always 
maintained its own in both athletics and in student affairs. 

Kansas — This Chapter had three letter men in athletics, and two 
officers in other organizations. This Chapter has never been espe- 
cially prominent in student activities, due I believe, to the fact that 
the house which it occupied is farther away from the campus than 
that of the other fraternity houses. The members of the Chapter have 
never seemed to become so closely associated with student activities 
as some of the other fraternities. This condition, however, causes 
no concern. 

Wyoming — This Chapter has eleven men in athletics and twelve 
officers in student organizations. This Chapter has always had any- 
thing and everything that it wanted, because of the fact that it was 
situated at a small institution. 

We recite the part which the Chapters in our organization have 
played in this great world drama, and it will be found that in this, 
as it was in the Civil war, the men of our Chapters have not been 
found wanting, but as did all other fraternity men, responded prompt- 
ly when their country called for volunteers. 


Following is the information which I have recently obtained from 

Chapters in this particular: 

No. of Initiates Killed 

Chapter . _„_.„ Commissioned Wounded . . . n 

in service in action 

Nebraska 102 48 none one 

Colorado 69 23 one one 

Kansas 92 28 one one 

Wyoming 60 45 one none 

It will be seen by this that in the service flags of all the chapters 
excepting Wyoming, one of the stars has turned from blue to gold, 
and it is with pride that we mention the names of the following men 
who sacrificed themselves in this great conflict: 

Arthur Marsh, a resident of Omaha, where he was rector of one 
of the Episcopal Churches, enlisted as a chaplain, and was killed in 
action. He was an alumnus of the Nebraska Chapter. 

Harry L. Lubers of the Colorado Chapter, a resident of Denver, 
enlisted in the Marines and was killed in action. 

Lieutenant Frank J. Fisher, of the Kansas Chapter, a resident 
of Kansas City, killed in action. 

The following men have been reported wounded: 

Lieutenant Leo P. Kelly, Colorado Chapter, wounded in the hand 
at Soissons. 

Private Kenneth C. Dodderidge, Kansas Chapter, wounded se- 
verely and shell shock. 

Captain C. L. Irvin, Wyoming Chapter, wounded in arm. Cap- 
tain Irvin received special mention in the Government orders for 
bravery soon after the American forces entered the trenches. He is 
credited with having rescued under fire, in no man's land, a private 
who had been wounded. 

The toll which has been paid by our chapters during the epidemic 
of influenza has been even greater than that exacted by Mars. It is 
with sorrow that we report the following deaths from this cause: 

Kansas — Frederick Ross O'Donnell, Ellsworth, Kansas. 

Colorado — Clarence L. Potter, in camp at Tabyhanna, Pa.; Harry 
Whitehead, Denver, Colorado. 

Wyoming — Samuel M. Fuller, Laramie, Wyoming; Lieutenant 
Benjamin Appleby, Camp Dodge, Iowa; A. D. Overton, died in France. 

The Colorado Chapter has also recorded the deaths since the last 
Congress, of Horace P. Holmes and Charles Gross, both of whom were 
charter members of the Chapter and died at Boulder, Colorado. 

I desire to state that all of the Chapters report that the houses 
which they formerly occupied are being redecorated and repainted 
to efface the scars received while being used as barracks and the 
Chapters will soon be occupying these houses once again and "will 
soon be living in the same old way and the only way worth while." 




As a second division, I desire to set forth the work of the Province 
Chief during the past two years. 

(a) Visits — With the exception of the Wyoming Chapter, I have 
made two visits to all Chapters in this Province since the last Con- 
gress, but due to the fact that a year ago I removed from Denver to 
Omaha, the Wyoming Chapter being a considerable distance away 
and the fact that the S. A. T. C. had brought about changed condi- 
tions in the Chapter, it was thought best not to make a trip to said 

At the time of my visits I have conducted examinations in history, 
secret work and constitution and have also attended initiations held 
by various Chapters. The books of the W. K. A. and W. K. E. have 
been examined. 

I have made it a point to call on the president of the University 
and some members of the faculty, and I desire to state that I have 
found a spirit of cooperation displayed and an interest shown in the 
welfare of the fraternities. 

(b) Expansion — Some correspondence has been had between this 
office and a local club at the Kansas Agricultural College, located at 
Manhattan, Kansas. No definite decision has as yet been reached as to 
the future action which should be taken regarding the proposed 
petition of this local organization, but the matter is having our at- 
tention. The name of this club is Alpha Theta Chi. 


It was with regret that I severed my connections with the Col- 
orado Alumni Association after having been connected and associated 
with the members of that association for a number of years, but I 
soon found a welcome awaiting me from the Alumni of the Omaha 
Association and the friends which I have formed with the Alumni 
of the Omaha Association have compensated me for the connections 
I severed when leaving Denver. 

The Omaha Association was honored by being selected as sponsor 
of the War Service Committee and I am sure that the final result 
obtained by the committee will show that no mistake was made in 
bestowing this honor upon the Omaha Association. 

Naturally, due to the war conditions, both Associations have been 
in an inactive status during the past year, but I look for a renewed 
interest among the Associations due to the fact that afer having 
been separated for a number of months, the men will be eager to meet 
and see each other again and to relate the experiences which they 
have had here, and "over there," in the camp, and in the field. 



A conclave of this Province was held at Lincoln on April 19 and 
20, 1918, all Chapters being represented by delegates, together with 
alternates and visitors from the Kansas and Colorado chapters. At 
this Conclave the chart system of recording the data of the various 
chapters was used, this system having been inaugurated at a previous 
Conclave of this Province. Much interest was shown by the delegates 
in the comparative standing of the various chapters along various 

The Committee on Ways and Means made the following recom- 
mendation for consideration by the next Congress: 

1st. That the Province Chiefs be empowered to select public 
accountants or auditors whose duty it shall be to audit the books 
of each chapter three times a year and make a report to the Province 

2nd. That the National Organization be empowered to collect 
through its National Officers, debts due the chapters from alumni. 

3rd. That the National Organization take immediate steps to 
bring about a more effective co-operation on the part of the chapters 
with the song book committee. 


In conclusion, I desire to make the following suggestions, con- 
cerning the matters which in my opinion should have the attention 
of the next Congress, or should a Congress not be held in the very 
near future, of the High Council. 

(a) Auditing of Chapter financial records: 

Under the present system of Chapter accounting, the Chapter 
W. K. E.'s are required to make a monthly financial report to the 
Province Chiefs. I have found from experience that it is only by con- 
sistent and constant effort that these reports are obtained. I also 
have found that when the reports have been received it is often very 
difficult to get a true understanding of a Chapter's financial condi- 
tion. In my opinion, these reports are too intricate for the average 
W. K. E. to make out intelligently. 

I would suggest that this part of our Chapter's financial system 
be revised and these reports be discontinued, but that in place thereof 
all chapters be required to submit their books to a designated ac- 
countant to be selected by the Province Chief, for an audit, to be 
made three times during the collegiate year, that this auditor then 
make a financial report to the Province Chief; that it be made man- 
datory upon the chapters to turn over their books at stated periods 
for the purpose of said audit, and that a penalty be attached for failure 
to do so. 


I believe that by this means a better check would be kept 
upon the chapter's financial condition, and that the/ Province Chiefs 
would be better informed of conditions, and that it would all work 
for a better understanding between the Province Chiefs and the 
Chapters as to what steps should be taken to bring about a betterment 
in financial conditions. 

My experience has been that the majority of W. K. E. have not 
had sufficient experience in bookkeeping, so as to understand the 
present journal ledger furnished to the chapters for their records, 
and I believe that a simpler form of financial record could be adopted 
which would be a betterment in the financial system. 

(b) I would suggest that a certain blank form be provided 
for the use of the Province Chiefs in making reports of visits to the 
Chapters, a copy of said report to be furnished to the Worthy Grand 
Chief. Also that a form of report be adopted to be used by Chapters 
in making reports for Conclaves and for Congress. 

(c) I believe that some definite action should be taken whereby 
all chapters should be required to replenish and remodel their para- 
phernalia and regalia, in order that the equipment of all chapters 
might be brought up to standard and be kept in proper and good 

I personally feel that college fraternities are to be benefited 
and helped by the lessons which the war has taught. I believe that 
in the future there will be less anti-fraternity agitation because the 
way in which the fraternity men of this country responded to the call 
of their country and the numerous commissions held by fraternity 
men have demonstrated that the fraternity men are leaders in all 
university and student activities, as they were the leaders of the 
troops and forces of our country. 

I also believe that hereafter college men of this country will have 
a more serious and thoughtful consideration for the deeper affairs 
of life and that the fraternity relations will mean more to them, and 
will be more highly prized and a greater effort will be put forth for 
the benefit and welfare of the fraternity organizations. 

I desire, especially, to express my appreciation of the interest 
which has been shown by those members of the Chapters during the 
past few months when it was necessary to labor under adverse condi- 
tions. To them all credit is due. I also desire to express my appre- 
ciation to the Worthy Grand Chief and our National Officers for the 
aid and assistance which they have rendered to the Province Chiefs 
and to the various chapters during these times of stress. 

Fraternally submitted, 

George b. Drake, 

Chief of Province III. 



Massachusetts Gamma Sigma. — This chapter has been inactive 
since the spring of 1918. On December 1st they were allowed to 
start pledging. They expect to be back in their chapter house by 
December 30th, and at that time to resume normal activities at 
which time they expect to have fifteen active members and eight 
pledges. Everything indicates that the chapter will be back to normal 
soon. — Report made by Judah H. Humphrey under date of December 
9th, 1918. 

Massachusetts Beta Gamma. — The chapter house was taken over 
for a hospital last September, but it is to be vacated on December 
21st, and by January 1st the chapter expects to resume its normal 
activities, at which time there will be nine old men back, two affiliates 
from Gamma Sigma and six pledges. Two bids are out which it is 
expected will be accepted. I quote from the report as follows: 
"When we open the house on December 21st we will have twenty- 
two men living in the house, which is our capacity. Our former 
housekeeper is going to come back with us and make Beta Gamma 
the success in living which it now has as regards fellowship. With 
the house full our financial success is assured. All things taken 
into consideration, it is the brightest period in Beta Gamma's exist- 
ence and more than ever before will it be called "the chapter of 
Province IV." — Report made by Weston Hadden, W. C. under date 
of December 6th. 

Rhode Island Gamma Delta. — College affairs are expected to be 
on the old basis by January 1st and twelve members of the chapter 
are expected back. Negotiations are now being had for another lease 
of the premises heretofore occupied as a chapter house at 119 Water- 
man Street. I quote from the report as follows: "There is no real 
reason why the chapter should not enter upon a period of prosperity." 
— Report made by Harold R. Curtis, an alumnus under date of Decem- 
ber 9th, 1918. 

New Hampshire Delta Delta. — Demobilization is expected to take 
place by December 15th and college will open on January 1st under 
"before the war" conditions. A full year's work is expected to be 
completed between January 1st and the) end of June. The chapter 
house will be turned back to the chapter on December 21st. Fifteen 
old men will certainly return, ten possibly will and there are five 
pledges. I quote from the report as follows: "The prospects for a 
successful year are assured at the present time." — Report made by 
L. B. Hoffman, Acting W. M. under date of December 7th. 

Massachusetts Gamma Beta — Demobilization is expected to take 
place by December 1st as the chapter will be in its house by January 
1st, at which time eighteen men are expected back. The finances 
are reported to be sufficient to give them a fair start. The material 
in the Freshman class is said to be average. A college commons is 


to be inaugurated this year, and this will do away with the tables 
in the chapter houses. I quote from the report as follows: "Our 
representation is the largest in number and we fully believe in qual- 
ity on the Hill, and I know of no reason why you should not hear some 
good reports from Gamma Beta in the near future." — Report made by 
Ralph Beatta under date of December 8th, 1918. 

Vermont Beta Zeta. — The chapter house was taken over for offi- 
cers' quarters last fall, but ins now vacant, and will be turned back 
to the chapter soon. There are twelve old men in college and eight 
men have been pledged. I quote from the report as follows: "After 
Christmas I think we will have our house back, but I guess we shall 
have to do something about filling up the rooms if we do." — Report 
made by Clyde W. Horton, W. M., under date of December ,5th, 1918. 

Maine Gamma Alpha. — After demobilization of the S. A. T. C. 
which is expected to take place about December 15th, seventeen men 
are expected to continue their college work. Fifteen pledges expect 
to be entered as regular Freshmen. The chapter is indebted to the 
extent of about $250 which includes the fraternity tax for the pres- 
ent half of this year. There is no money in the Exchequer but no 
dues have been paid so far this year, and no initiation fees received 
from new men. I quote from the report as follows: "With the 
number of members present and the men to be taken in, we will be 
in good condition in every way by the end of the year and probably 
much sooner." — Report made by Rhode B. Eddy, W. M., under date 
of December 5th, 1918. 

Maine Beta Upsilon. — When the S. A. T. C. was started eight men 
were back in college, and they have remained. They have pledged 
seven men and seven or eight other men are expected back. The 
chapter house was taken over for a barracks, but the president has 
allowed the fraternities to meet from time to time in rooms in the 
college buildings designated by him. The financial standing is said 
to be very good in comparison with the other fraternities at the 
institution. (Whatever this may mean). The scholastic standing 
is said to be the highest in a number of years. I quote from the re- 
port as follows: "The outlook is not altogether unfavorable for a 
successful and prosperous year." — Report made by R. C. Hopkins, 
W. M., under date of December 5th, 1918. 


To tick Grand Officers, Members of the High Council and Province 
Chiefs assembled: 

In submitting this brief report of conditions in Province VIII, 
allow me to preface it with this statement: I was appointed to the 
office of Province Chief on April 12, 1918. Owing to the fact that the 
spring is my busiest time I was able to visit but one chapter before 


the close of the schools. When the schools opened this fall, they soon 
came under military regulations, so there was very little that could 
be done in chapter work. I therefore have inspected but one chapter 
in Province VIII. I have endeavored to keep in touch with all the 
chapters through correspondence, but this has\ proved very unsat- 
isfactory due to the many changes that have taken place in the officers 
of the chapters. 

From the reports I have I may say in general that all of the 
chapters have been hampered in the work to such an extent that 
they have done nothing except initiate some men. I cannot speak 
for conditions of collegiate work for other institutions, but at Ken- 
tucky University the college work done by the S. A. ,T. C. men has 
amounted to very little. I may say that this is true of the military 
work also at this University. 

The following chapters have initiated men: Tennesee Omega. 6; 
Tennessee Beta Tau, 5; Tennessee Alpha Tau, 12; Tennessee Pi, 6. 

Kentucky Mu Iota and Tennessee Beta Pi have not initiated any 
as yet. 

Through correspondence, I find the conditions at the chapters as 

Tennessee Alpha Tau. — Enrolled in school last year includ- 
ing co-eds and night students, 75. Size of chapter 9 men. S. A. E.'s 
9 men. Chapter striving hard to keep up on number of men. Have 
worked some on annals and spent some on room furnishings, in- 
cluding service flag with 33 stars. Enrollment larger this fall but 
establishment of S. A. T. C. has hampered chapter work. 

Tennessee Beta Tau. — Returned just two men this fall. Have 
initiated 5 men, two of whom were pledges from last year. The Com- 
manding Officer of the S. A. T. C. unit has headquarters in the 
chapter's room, Have weekly meetings. 

Tennessee Beta Pi. — Have not been able to establish communica- 
tions with this chapter at all. After exhausting my list of officers, 
I began writing to alumni to see if I could find out what had become of 
the chapter. So far no results along this line. 

Kentucky Mu Iota. — All but one man in S. A. T. C. Have only 
held a few called meetings. Pledged five men early and hope to 
initiate December 21. Have not maintained a house or even rooms 
as all men were in barracks. They have their furniture stored and 
will move into a house after January 1. 

Tennessee Omega — Holding regular meetings on Sunday. Returned 
eleven men. Have initiated six men. All men are in the S. A. T. C. 
School has enrollment of about 200. Chapter active in the life of 
the University. Several men in athletics. This seems to be the most 
active chapter in the Province. 

Tennessee Pi. — Have initiated six men. All members except one 
in S. A. T. C. Have not maintained a house but have furniture 


stored and will get one after January 1. Have been able to hold but 
a few meetings. 

The "Flu" situation together with the military regulations, has 
so broken into the college work this fall that in my opinion very 
little of value along any lines has been accomplished. I doubt very 
much if standards of scholarship have been maintained to any extent. 
With the demobilization of the S. A. T. C, I believe the prospect is 
brighter, though the work of the college will hardly be placed on 
anything like a normal basis before next fall. I look for decreased 
enrollment at most of the schools after January 1, and the chapters 
will necessarily be small. As to suggestions for improvements in 
the work, I am so new in it that I would not presume to make any. 
Respectfully submitted, 

A. E. Ewan, 
Chief of Province VIII. 


The various chapters in this Province were visited during Jan- 
uary of this year. At that time a petition from a local club at South- 
ern Methodist University at Dallas, Texas, was before the fraternity 
in an informal way. Favorable consideration was given the petition 
and before the end of the college year our fraternity had established 
a chapter there. At this time there is no opportunity for conserva- 
tive expansion in this province. With the completion of the college 
year Southern University at Greensboro, Alabama, went out of exist- 
ence and its resources and student body were united with Birming- 
ham college at Birmingham, Alabama, under the name of Birmingham 
Southern College. Beta Beta was transferred to the new college. 
All chapters in the province have been more or less disorganized 
since October through the operation of the rules of the Government 
over S. A. T. C. units. After January first the chapters will have to 
reorganize. At each of the institutions in this Province where we 
are represented there is no opportunity to build up representative 

The Conclave was held May 4 at New Orleans, at which time 
this province went on record as being opposed to the by-law directed 
against so-called high-school fraternities. There are clubs having 
Greek letter names at the schools in Birmingham, Mobile, and New 
Orleans and are known as high-school fraternities. They are local 
and have no affiliation with any National organization which assumes 
to establish chapters of a fraternity in high-schools. While I am 
opposed to some high school fraternities, those within this province 
coming within the context of that name are unobjectionable to the 
school authorities, the parents, and the public. It appears unwise 
to enforce the by-law in this province as now written. On general 

principles I am opposed to this class of legislation. It is undemocratic 
and a matter of discipline rather than organic law. Our chapters 
are in Universities and our activities should be confined there. 

The Inter-Fraternity Congress should be the body to crystalize 
and formulate a general policy touching the subject of high-school 
fraternities, rather than a sporadic legislation such as ours. 

The future welfare of the chapters in this province will not be 
aided by calling attention to the faults or virtues of the chapters of 
the past. After the chaos of the last few months it becomes our task 
to start again and if possible avoid ruts and pitfalls which influenced 
the various chapters heretofore. There is so much constructive work 
before us that pointing out the faults of the past chapters seems to 
be the negative method of approaching the situation. In a general way 
the chapters will need to look more closely to their finances and 
general business conditions; the accounting system will be new, to 
all of them. There is one chapter in the province that must create 
some incentive to better scholarship. It has no ambition as a chapter 
to excel in learning and the institution is apathetic in relation to 
the scholarship of its students. In this instance it would seem that 
the various fraternities in the institution should unite to bring 
about a better supervision of the work of the students. The regalia 
and paraphernalia should be improved in two instances and a more 
profound understanding of the representations of the ideals in the 
fraternity acquired. The interest of the alumni must be aroused to 
assist the financially weak chapter. The chapter with an alumni in 
name only is missing its purpose in life as a factor for good. Per- 
haps the most necessary of all should be the election of officers who 
officiate and a Palm correspondent who corresponds; in fact the 
whole structural work seems to be in need of rebuilding and a big 
task lies before those who shall assume the responsibility. 

Alabama Alpha Upsilon had six men return in the fall, initiated 
eleven and affiliated three. In October the government took over 
their house which is rented and thereafter they held meetings at the 
home of one of the members. The financial condition of the chapter 
is good,, otherwise they have experienced unsettled conditions. The 
scholastic standing of this chapter in the past has been unsatis- 

Alabama Beta Delta owns a comfortable, beautiful and very con- 
veniently arranged home built upon the campus on a lot leased of 
the University. There is a fund available at the University of Ala- 
bama to assist the fraternities to build homes and Beta Delta took 
advantage of it early. The house has been used as barracks until 
December 21. It is expected that normal life will be resumed after 
the holidays with a good many old men returned. The scholastic 
standing and finances of the chapter are satisfactory. 

Alabama Beta Beta has a hall on the campus where weekly 


meetings have been held since the college opened. The scholastic 
standing is good and there are practically no financial troubles that 
can come before the chapter. It has a membership of nine men. The 
Birmingham-Southern College began this fall with a membership of 
300 and two fraternities represented. 

Louisiana Beta Epsilon has not initiated any men this fall. There 
were six men in the University, all of whom were in barracks. No 
meetings have been held and the chapter has been practically dormant. 
Seven men are expected to be in the university after holidays and 
fraternity life resumed. The chapter holds meetings at the home of 
one of the brothers. This seems to be an ill advised arrangement 
but it, perhaps, meets the situation as it now exists at Tulane as well as 
any other. That the membership of Beta Upsilon is composed of New 
Orleans boys is traditional and unless the policy is changed to taking 
in members from up state there seems to be no reason why they 
should manage their affairs differently than they do. 

Texas Gamma Eta retained their house which is rented although 
only two Alpha Taus lived there. Rooms were rented to students 
and enough revenues derived with some assistance from the brothers 
in the barracks to carry on the lease. This chapter inherited a debt 
from former members which has handicapped it considerably. Those 
members who left the debt with such a light heart have no interest 
in the struggles of those who are bearing their burden. This chapter 
has had careful business management recently and must have it in 
the future. The scholastic standing of the chapter has been satis- 

Texas Delta Epsilon, one of our new chapters, has a membership 
of nineteen men, nine of whom were initiated this fall. They have 
twelve pledges. This new chapter will have its first opportunity to 
develop into a chapter of our fraternity after the holidays. As South- 
ern Methodist University was an S. A. T. C. unit, the chapter has 
not occupied a house this fall. Meetings, however, have been held 
weekly throughout the fall at a room in the Hotel Dallas. 

Sidney B. Fithian, 

Chief of Province X. 

To the High Council: 

There was adopted by the XXV Congress the following ordinance: 
"The High Council is hereby empowered to determine whether 
the Fraternity shall continue as a corporation under the Laws of 
Maryland thus renewing the present incorporation, or whether it is 
advisable to reincorporate under the laws of some other State, and 
the High Council is empowered to (:o my ?nd all things that may 


in its judgment be necessary to effectuate whatever decision may be 

At a meeting of your body held at Pittsburg on February 1st, 
1917, the matter was referred to me as a special committee to inves- 
tigate and report to your body. 

Pursuant to the instructions given me, I have made investigation 
and have been advised by the State Tax Commission of the State of 
Maryland, which has jurisdiction over corporations formed under 
the laws of that State, that Section 100 of Article XXIII of the Code 
of Maryland as now existing provides as follows: 

"Every corporation formed under this Article shall have until 
forfeiture the right of perpetual succession; and all provisions in 
the charter or certificate of any existing corporation or imposed upon 
it by any act in force at the time of its creation or formation, limiting 
its duration, are hereby annulled and repealed." 

It would seem therefore that the charter of the Fraternity has 
been indefinitely extended. I therefore report that no action need be 
taken looking toward re-incorporation and that under the provisions 
of the Laws of Maryland the Fraternity will continue to exist as a 
corporation under the laws of the State. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Nathan F. Giffin 

To the Worthy Grand Chief and High Council of The Alpha Tau 

Omega Fraternity: 

The War Service Committee begs to submit herewith the following 
report showing the work and progress of this Committee: 

Early this spring the Omaha Alumni Association was asked by the 
Worthy Grand Chief to select a Committee, from the members of the 
Omaha Association, said Committee to be known as the War Service 
Committee, its purpose and duties being to obtain, record and preserve 
the record of each and every man of all chapters of the fraternity 
who might enter the Service of the Government during the World 
War. In accordance with this request the Omaha Association se- 
lected as Chairman of said Committee W. A. Sells and George A. 
Nelson. This Committee was then duly appointed by the Worthy 
Grand Chief and immediately meetings were held to discuss the most 
practical and effective system to be used in collecting the data and 
recording of same. A card system was devised and cards printed es- 
pecially for this purpose. These cards were placed in files under the 
various provinces and chapters. A duplicate of these cards on lighter 
paper for mailing purposes was made. Letters were written to all 
Province Chiefs requesting them to send in such lists of men in ser- 


vice as they might have. At the same time the information contained 
in the Palm as to the various men in the service was noted and as 
fast as the information was obtained a card was made out for the man 
even though no further information had been secured other than the 
fact that he had entered the service. A few weeks later the duplicate 
cards were filled out with the information which had been placed in 
the card files and these duplicate cards were then sent to the various 
Province Chiefs with the request that they forward same on to the 
respective chapters in order that the information lacking might be 
placed in said duplicate cards returned to the Province Chiefs and 
by them returned to the War Service Committee. Some of these 
sets of cards were received back by the Committee but others have 
never been seen. During all of this time the Committee was making 
notes of such information as it might receive from various sources 
regarding various men and gradually there was beginning to be 
noted in the card files data recording the large number of alumni and 
active men in service. 

Due to the war conditions the Committee realizes that it has 
been hard for the Province Chiefs to obtain information from the 
chapters because of the inactive status of the various chapters. But 
in order that it may be known as to the information which has al- 
ready been secured we desire to set forth a summary as to the effort 
which has been made to obtain the information of the various Pro- 
vinces and to show the results so far achieved by your Committee. 

Following is the information regarding the various Chapters: 

On March 31st, 1918, wrote to Province Chief requesting list of 
all A. T. O.'s in service in his province. Received no answer. 

On May 11, 1918, wrote again and sent cards filled out from Palm 
for Alpha Theta, Alpha Omega and Alpha Zeta and blank cards for 
Alpha Beta and Beta Iota, there being no information in Palm 
relative to these Chapters. Cards were never returned. 

May 27th, 1918, sent circular letter to all Chapters requesting 
the appointment of some one to act as correspondent during the 
summer. Received a reply from the Florida Alpha Omega only. 

July 15th, 1918, wrote Province Chief about cards. No reply. 

October 5th, 1918, received letter from a member of Alpha Zeta 
giving some information in regard to men of that Chapter. 

The information on file shows the number of men in service 
from Chapters of this Province to be as follows: 

Ga. Alpha Theta 31 

Fla. Alpha Omega 54 

Ga. Alpha Zeta 7 

Ga. Beta Iota 35 

Ga. Alpha Beta 8 



We desire to make special mention and give credit to Brother 
Lunde, Chief of this Province, who until the time he entered the ser- 
vice was of much assistance to the Committee in securing informa- 
tion regarding this Province. 

Cards from all Chapters returned. Sergt. Robert P. Richardson 
of Mich. Alpha Mu from time to time sent in information. 

The information on file shows the number of men in service from 
Chapters of this Province to be as follows: 

111. Gamma Zeta 53 

Mich. Alpha Mu 35 

Mich. Beta Lambda 39 

Mich. Gamma Omicron 44 

Ind. Gamma Gamma 18 

111. Gamma Xi 43 

Wis. Gamma Tau 62 

Mich. Beta Omicron 30 

Mich. Beta Kappa 39 

Ind. Delta Alpha 29 


At the time of the Conclave of this Province held last April an 
appropriation was made by each Chapter to be used in printing the 
message of Brother Giffin to that Conclave, same to be sent to each 
initiate of the Chapters of this Province in service. At the time of 
sending out this circular Brother Drake enclosed to each man one 
of the cards on which had been placed such information regarding 
that particular man as the Committee had secured and these cards 
were sent to the various men with the request that they complete 
the information and return said card to the Committee. By this 
means each man of this Province in service was reached directly with 
the exception of a few whose addresses we have never been able to ob- 

The information on file shows the number of men in service from 
Chapters in this Province to be as fellows. 

Nebraska Gamma Theta 102 

Colorado Gamma Lambda 69 

Kansas Gamma Mu 92 

Wyoming Gamma Psi 60 



We believe the information regarding the casualties of men 
of this Province to be practically complete and correct. 

The following men have been killed in action: 

Reverend Arthur H. Marsh, a resident of Omaha, where he was 
rector of one of the Episcopal Churches,, enlisted as a chaplain and 
was killed in action. He was an alumnus of the Nebraska Chapter. 

Harry L. Lubers of the Colorado Chapter, a resident of Denver, 
enlisted in the Marines and was killed in action. 

Lieutenant Frank J. Fisher, of the Kansas Chapter, a resident of 
Kansas City, killed in action. 

The following men have been reported wounded: 

Lieutenant Leo P. Kelly, Colorado Chapter, wounded in the hand 
at Soissons. 

Private Kenneth C. Dodderidge, Kansas chapter, wounded se- 
verely and shell shock. 

Captain C. L. Irvin, Wyoming chapter, wounded in arm. 

The following men died of influenza while in service: 

Clarence L. Potter, of the Colorado chapter in Camp at Taby- 
hanna, Pa. 

Lieutenant Benjamin Appleby, of the Wyoming chapter, Camp 
Dodge, Iowa. 

O. D. Overton, died in France. 


Wrote March 23rd, 1918, to Province Chief requesting lists of men 
in service. Received no reply. 

Wrote May 14th, 1918, enclosing under separate cover cards filled 
out from Palm and blank cards to be filled in. Cards returned from 
Gamma Delta only. 

Wrote again July 15th to Province Chief. Received cards from 
Beta Gamma and Gamma Alpha. Received no cards from Beta Zeta, 
Delta Delta, Beta Upsilon, Gamma Sigma, Gamma Beta. 

The information on file shows the number of men in service from 
chapters of this Province to be as follows: 

Vt. Beta Zeta 28 

R. I. Gamma Delta ^ 11 

N. H. Delta Delta 

Mass. Beta Gamma 30 

Me. Beta Upsilon 1 22 

Mass. Gamma Sigma 29 

Me. Gamma Alpha 54 

Mass. Gamma Beta 29 




Wrote March 23rd, 1918, asking for lists of men in service. No 

Wrote June 4th sending cards under separate cover filled out from 
Palm excepting for Alpha Omicron, Delta Gamma and Tau for which 
there was no information — sent blank cards. No reply. 

July 15th wrote again in regard to cards. Received them from 
Pennsylvania Tau. 

October 17th received letter from Gamma Omega stating that 
they had just received the cards and were writing for the informa- 
tion to some of the parents. No cards yet received. 

The information on file shows the number of men in service from 
chapters of this Province to be as follows: 

N. Y. Alpha Omicron 29 

Pa. Tau 39 

Pa. Gamma Omega 20 

N. Y. Beta Theta 26 

Pa. Alpha Pi 31 

Pa. Alpha Upsilon 51 

Pa. Alpha Iota 

Pa. Alpha Rho 112 

The Committee has received information of the death of Lieu- 
tenant Levi Lamb, of Pa. Tau, killed July 18th, at Soissons. 


March 23rd, 1918, wrote for lists of men in service. Received 
no reply. 

May 22 sent cards filled out from Palm for all except Xi Beta, 
Delta; blank cards were sent for these chapters. 

Wrote July 15th again in regard to cards; no reply. No cards 

The information on file shows the number of men in service from 
chapters of this Province to be as follows: 

Va. Beta 

S. C. Beta Xi 14 

N. C. Alpha Delta 13 

N. C. Xi 

Va. Delta 



Wrote March 23rd requesting lists of men in service. No reply. 

Wrote May 22nd enclosing under separate cover cards filled out 
from Palm. No cards returned but received lists from Beta Omega 
and Alpha Psi. 

The information on file shows the number of men in service from 
chapters of this Province to be as follows: 

Ohio Gamma Kappa 1 

Ohio Beta Omega 74 

Ohio Alpha Mu 9 

Ohio Alpha Psi 93 

Ohio Beta Eta 37 

The Committee has received information stating that Paul F. 
Knight and Ensign W. S. Arbogast, of Ohio Alpha Psi, were killed 
in action. 

Received from Province Chief lists on April 19th from which 
cards were made and returned to Province Chief but cards never re- 
ceived back by the Committee. 

The information on file shows the number of men in service from 
chapters in this Province to be as follows: 

Ky. Mu Iota 37 

Tenn. Pi. 16 

Tenn. Beta Tau 27 

Tenn. Alpha Tau 

Tenn. Beta Pi 55 

Tenn. Omega 55 

The chief of this Province sent very complete lists in reply to 
our letter of March 23rd from which were made cards and the Com- 
mittee has received those of Gamma Pi, Beta Psi, and Alpha Sigma. 

The information on file shows the number of men in service from 
chapters in this province to be as follows: 

Ore. Alpha Sigma 31 

Cal. Gamma Iota 22 

Ore. Gamma Phi 60 

Wash. Gamma Chi 37 

Cal. Beta Psi 27 

Wash. Gamma Pi 58 



Received lists for Gamma Eta and Alpha Epsilon. May 15th sent 
cards made out from these lists and the Palm. Cards returned from 
Beta Delta only. 

The information on file shows the number of men in service from 
chapters in this province to be as follows: 

Ala. Beta Delta 41 

La. Beta Epsilon 1 

Ala. Alpha Epsilon 48 

Texas Gamma Eta 42 

Ala. Beta Beta 1 


Lieutenant R. W. Chapman, of this Province, Alpha Epsilon died 
in service. 


May 24th mailed cards filled out from lists sent in and Palm. Cards 
returned from Gamma Rho, Gamma Upsilon, Beta Alpha, Gamma Mu. 

The information on file shows the number of men in service from 
chapters in this province to be as follows: 

Iowa Delta Beta 22 

Iowa Gamma Upsilon 22 

Iowa Beta Alpha 44 

Mo. Gamma Rho 50 

Minn. Gamma Mu 55- 


Lieutenant Earl Porter, of Iowa Beta Alpha, was wounded in 
air battle and awarded Cross for distinguished service. 

The total number of men in service from all chapters according 
to the records of the Committee is 2253. 

Now that hostilities have ceased we feel that the work of this 
Committee, in the future, can be much more definite and certain, 
and will lead eventually to a completion of the work, at a date de- 
pending altogether upon the rapidity with which information is ob- 
tained regarding the men in service. 

We realize that the chapters and the Province Chiefs have had 
to obtain information under adverse circumstances, but now that there 
will be no longer men entering service we feel that all upon whom 
the work of compiling statistics may fall can do so with a definite 
and fixed purpose in view. 

The Committee looks on this service as a labor of love and only 
asks co-operation of the Province Chiefs in its work as we feel that 
the work of the Committee can be more effectively accomplished 


through the aid and assistance of the Province Chiefs than if we 
were to depend entirely upon securing the information direct from 
the chapters themselves. 

In closing, the Committee desires to express to the Worthy Grand 
Chief its appreciation of the confidence which he has shown in the 
Omaha Association and the honor which has been bestowed upon the 
Committee in being asked to render this service which we feel is of 
vital importance to the Annals records of the Fraternity, and we 
assure you that every effort will be made on our part to carry the 
work to a completion as soon as possible. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Bird Sells, 


BUDGET FOR 1919-1920 


1. Receipts from Initiation $15,000.00 

2. Interest on Investments 2,000.00 

3. Sale of Certificates 100.00 

4. Palm Profits 500.00 

5. Fraternity Tax : 12,000.00 

6. Sale of Annals Books 350.00 

7. Royalties 500.00 

Total $30,450.00 


1. Congress (See Schedule 1) $ 6,050.00 

2. Palm Subscriptions 4,200.00 

3. Administrative Expenses (See Schedule 2) 5,150.00 

4. Central Office (See Schedule 3) 8,300.00 

5. General Expense (See Schedule 4) 5,080.00 

6. Special Appropriations (See Schedule 5) 950.00 

7. Contingent Fund 720.00 

Total $30,450.00 

Schedule 1 — Congress Expenses 

(a) Clerical $ 150.00 

(b) Minutes and Postage 600.00 

(c) Expenses of Officers 1,800.00 

(d) Expenses of Delegates 3,500.00 

Schedule 2 — Administrative Expenses 

(a) High Council $ 800.00 

(b) W. G. C 1,000.00 

(C) W. if. C 25.00 


(d) W. G. K. E 150.00 

(e) W. G. K. A 150.00 

(f) Chief of Province 1 200.00 

(g) Chief of Province 2 275.00 

(h) Chief of Province 3 350.00 

(i) Chief of Province 4 300.00 

(j) Chief of Province 5 300.00 

(k) Chief of Province 6 250.00 

(1) Chief of Province 7 250.00 

(m) Chief of Province 8 175.00 

(n) Chief of Province 9 400.00 

(o) Chief of Province 10 250.00 

(p) Chief of Province 11 275.00 

Schedule 3— Central Office 

(a) Rent $ 500.00 

(b) Equipment 400.00 

(c) Clerk Hire 2,600.00 

(d) Stationery and Printing 

General $500.00 

Publications other than Palm 800.00 1,300.00 

(e) Postage 800.00 

(f) Salary of Secretary 2,400.00 

(g) Miscellaneous 300.00 

Schedule 4 — General Expenses 

(a) Membership Tucks $ 100.00 

(b) Palms for Chapters 400.00 

(c) Membership Certificates 50.00 

(d) Inter-fraternity Conference Dues 30.00 

(e) Inter-fraternity Delegates' Expenses 250.00 

(f) Miscellaneous 500.00 

(g) Badges 3,750.00 

Schedule 5 — Special Appropriations 

(a) War Service Committee $ 150.00 

(b) History 300.00 

(c) Uniform Annals 500.00 








North Carolina Xi 

Born 1855; Initiated 1872 

Died December 21, 1918 

Bequiescat in Pace 


Pennsylvania Alpha Iota 

Born 1875 ; Initiated 1893 

Died December 2, 1918 

Bequiescat in Pace 


Massachusetts Gamma Beta 

Initiated 1893 
Died Summer 1918 
Bequiescat in Pace 



Maine Gamma Alpha 

Born ; Initiated 1897 

Died ; France Y. M. C. A 

Bequiescat in Pace 


Washington Gamma Pi 

Born 1883; Initiated 1906 

Died December .!!, 1918 

Bequiescat in Pace 



Michigan Beta Kappa 

Born ; Initiated 1906 

Died January 20, 1919 

Requiescat in Pace 


Massachusetts Gamma Beta 

Initiated 1907 

Died December 24, 1918 

Requiescat in Pace 


Wisconsin Gamma Tau 

Born 1887 ; Initiated 1907 

Died December 4, 1918 

Requiescat in Pace 


Missouri Gamma Rho 

Born 1888 ; Initiated 1908 

Died October 24, 1918 

Requiescat in Pace 


Massachusetts Gamma Beta 

Born 1888 ; Initiated 1908 
Requiescat in Pace 



Missouri Gamma Rho 

Initiated 1910 

Died November 7, 1918 

Requiescat in Pace 




Massachusetts Gamma Beta 

Born 1893 ; Initiated 1911 

Died September 25, 1918 

Requiescat in Pace 



Minnesota Gamma Nu 

Born ; Initiated 1911 


Requiescat in Pace 



Minnesota Gamma Nu 

Born ; Initiated 1912 

Requiescat in Pace 


Wisconsin Gamma Tau 

Born 1892 ; Initiated 1912 

Died December 14, 1918 

Requiescat in Pace 


Washington Gamma Chi 

Born 1893 ; Initiated 1912 
Died January, 1919 
Requiescat in Pace 

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Massachusetts Gamma Beta 

Born 1891 ; Initiated 1912 

Died January 31, 1919 

Requiescat in Pace 




Massachusetts Gamma Beta 

Born 1891 ; Initiated 1912 


Requiescat in Pace 


Pennsylvania Alpha Iota 

Born 1887 ; Initiated 1913 

Died December 5, 1918 

Requiescat in Pace 


Wyoming Gamma Psi 

Born 1886 ; Initiated 1913 

Died October 25, 1918 

Requiescat in Pace 



Wyoming Gamma Psi 

Born 1889 ; Initiated 1913 

Died October 11, 1918 

Requiescat in Pace 


Texas Gamma Eta 

Born 1893 ; Initiated 1914 

Died October 20, 1918 

Requiescat in Pace 




Michigan Beta Omicron 

Born 1897 ; Initiated 1914 

Died October , 1918 

Bequiescat in Pace 



Iowa Gamma Upsilon 

Born 1892 ; Initiated 1914 

Died December 24, 1918 

Bequiescat in Pace 


Wyoming Gamma Psi 

Born 1893 ; Initiated 1915 

Died October 11, 1918 

Bequiescat in Pace 



Pennsylvania Alpha Rho 

Born 1897 ; Initiated 1915 

Died September 15, 1918 

Bequiescat in Pace 


Born 1893; Initiated 1915 

Died September 30, 1917 

Bequiescat in Pace 




Kansas Gamma Mu 

Born 1896 ; Initiated 1915 

Died November 4, 1918 

Requiescat in. Pace 



Washington Gamma Chi 

Born 1896 ; Initiated 1916 

Died October 26, 1918 

Requiescat in Pace 


Oregon Alpha Sigma 

Born 1891 ; Initiated 1916 

Died December 22, 1918 

Requiescat in Pace 


Kentucky Mu Iota 

Born 1887 ; Initiated 1916 

Died December 18, 1918 

Requiescat in Pace 



Michigan Beta Omicron 

Born 1888 ; Initiated 1918 

Died 1918 

Requiescat in Pace 


Walter Hines Page 
Walter Hines Page, former Ambassador to the Court of 
St. James, died at Pinehurst, N. C, on December 21. He re- 
turned from England October 12 in a critical condition, and 
was hurried to St. Luke's hospital, New York, where for the 
first few weeks his condition seemed to improve steadily. Late 
in November he suffered a relapse, but rallied and was taken to 
Pinehurst early in December. Apparently he gained strength 
for a short period, but could not maintain his strength. 

Funeral services were held in the Page Memorial Church, 
Aberdeen, N. C. 

Walter Hines Page was a little more than 63 years old, when 
in August, 1918, ill health compelled his retirement from the 
post of American Ambassador to the Court of St. James, the 
post he had occupied with distinction for five and one-half years. 

It was with the greatest reluctance that President Wilson 
accepted Mr. Page's resignation, and the acceptance indeed 
was given only after Mr. Page had made five unsuccessful ef- 
forts to be relieved on account of shattered health. As Am- 
bassador to Great Britain the former publisher proved his worth 
not only in the intensely trying period of his country's neutral- 
ity, when there were so many episodes testing the sincerity and 
solidity of the friendship existing between Great Britain and 
the United States, but subsequently when Great Britain and the 
United States began to fight shoulder to shoulder against the 
barbarians of central Europe. 

Mr. Page was born in Cary, N. C, on August 15, 1855. 
After lie was prepared in Bingham School he attended Trin- 
ity College, where he became a charter member of North Car- 
olina Xi in 1872. He graduated in 1876, won a Greek fellow- 
ship at Johns Hopkins University, and studied there for two 
years. After a year of school teaching he took to journalism. 
1 1 is first newspaper work was as a reporter on the Gazette of 
St. Joseph, Mo. He wrote for the Atlantic a social study of an 
old southern borough and the success of the article encouraged 
him to travel through the South, writing letters to the Spring- 
field Republican, the Boston Post, the New York World and 


other northern newspapers. For two years he was a special 
correspondent for the World. 

Mr. Page started the State Chronicle in Raleigh, N. C, but 
soon gave way to Josephus Daniels. Then he went to New York, 
where he wrote editorials for the Evening Post, contributing 
also to Harper's Weekly and the Atlantic. In 1887 he went to 
the Forum, and in 1890 became editor of that magazine. Five 
years later he was called to Boston to become literary adviser 
to Houghton Mifflin & Co. In 1896 he took the editorship of 
the Atlantic. 

Back in New York in 1899, Mr. Page for a short time was 
literary adviser to Harper & Bros., and edited the Harper- 
McClure Encyclopedia. But he wanted to run a magazine of 
his own, so in 1899 he entered the new firm of Doubleday, Page 
& Co. In the following year World's Work was founded and 
Mr. Page had a magazine of his own. He began to work out 
in this magazine his conviction that there was nothing more 
interesting than the people and the activities of our own time. 
He left this work in April, 1913, to become Ambassador, ap- 
pointed by his friend of thirty years standing, Woodrow Wilson. 

His services to education, especially to education in the 
South, have been of incalculable value, and will leave a perma- 
nent mark upon that region. He was the originator of the idea 
underlying the Country Life movement, was a member of the 
Country Life Commission, and of the General Education Board. 
His 1 ideas of some of the educational needs of his part of the 
country were revealed in his novel "The Southerner." 

Mr. Page married Miss Alice Wilson, a daughter of Dr. 
William Wilson of Michigan. Of their three sons, one, Arthur 
W. is a publisher, directing World's Work, and the others, Ralph 
and Frank, now a Major in the army, are cotton planters in the 
South. There is one daughter, Katherine, Mrs. Charles G. Lor- 

Mr. Page was a member of the National Arts, University, 
Aldine and other clubs. Several Universities had given him the 
degree of LL.D., and from Oxford University, England, he had 
received the degree of doctor of civil law. 


G. Frederick Kuhl 

Brother G. Frederick Kuhl (Pennsylvania Alpha Iota) was 
a resident of Allentown and a member of St. Johns Reformed 
Church. For a number of years he held the position of Sec- 
retary, of the Penn. Allen. Portland Cement Company. 

Born June 25, 1875 ; Initiated May 2, 1893. - 

Rudolph Hinman Rupp 

Rudolph H. Rupp (Washington Gamma Pi), secretary of the 
Walla Walla iron works, age 36, died December 11 of pneumonia 
following influenza. He was born at Adrian, Mich. He leaves 
a father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Rupp, pioneer resi- 
dents of Walla Walla. He leaves two sisters, Miss Primrose 
Rupp and Mrs. E. E. Wiseman, and two brothers, Attorney 
Otto B. Rupp, of Seattle, formerly prosecuting attorney of Walla 
Walla, and Werner Rupp, editor of the Aberdeen World. 

Mr. Rupp graduated from the Walla Walla high school 
in 1902 and attended Whitman college and later the University 
of Washington, specializing in engineering. He spent some time 
in Alaska on government work, returning to work for the Gilbert 
Hunt company. 

Early in the war he went to Medicine Hat, Alberta, to take 
charge of a Canadian munitions plant, but was hurt in an acci- 
dent and had to return. His application to enter an officers' 
training camp at Camp Taylor was accepted a few days before 
the armistice was signed. 

Rupp was an indefatigable worker for Alpha Tau Omega 
the three years while an active member of Gamma Pi (1906 to 
1909 inclusive). He was a good mixer and an influential man 
among the general student body, taking an active part in all 
student activities as well as in his studies. 

Francis II. Mitchell 
Francis II. Mitchell (Michigan Beta Kappa) died at his 
borne in Kindersley, Saskatchewan, Canada, from influenza Jan. 
20, 1919. He was a well known student here, at 1 1 illsdale, the 
son of C. E. Mitchell, 75. He was married in 1910 to Nellie 
Fiak, of Hillsdale, one of the first graduates in Domestic Sci- 


ence. While an active member of Beta Kappa chapter he was 
instrumental in building up after its period of depression in 
the early years of the opening of the new century. Michigan 
Beta Kappa mourns very deeply Brother Mitchell's death. 

Burns Oscar Severson 

Burns Oscar Severson (Wisconsin Gamma Tau) was born at 
Stoughton, Wisconsin, December 11, 1887. He was initiated into 
Gamma Tau on October 19, 1907. He graduated from the Uni- 
versity of Wisconsin in June, 1910. He was for some years con- 
nected with the State Agricultural College of Pennsylvania. In 
1918 he accepted a professorship in animal husbandry' at the 
Kansas State Agricultural College at Manhattan, Kansas. He 
was the author of several treaties on animal breeding, with 
special reference to sheep. 

He died of influenza December 4, 1918, at the age of 31 
years, leaving a widow and infant son. 

Amos N. Coleman 
Amos N. Coleman (Missouri Gamma Rho) was the first of 
Gamma Rho's alumni who died in service. He was born Janu- 
ary 23, 1888 at De Soto, Mo., and initiated September 26, 1908. 
Following his graduation from the University of Missouri he 
was located in California until the time of his enlistment in 
national service. His death resulted from influenza October 24, 
1918, while he was at Camp Pike, Officers' Training School. 
He was a valued member of Gamma Rho while in school and an 
ardent supporter of the chapter following his graduation. 

Carlisle Robert Wilson 
Captain Carlisle Robert Wilson (Missouri Gamma Rho) 
died of wounds received in the battle of Argonne forest in 
France. His death occurred November 7, 1918. Shortly before 
his last great conflict ' ' Chuck ' ' was promoted from a First Lieu- 
tenant to a Captain of the 139th Infantry. He was born July 
28, 1891, in Bethany, Mo. He was initiated September 29, 1910, 
and following his graduation he was located in St. Louis. While 
in the University Wilson took a prominent part in nearly all 


school affairs, especially athletics. Captain of the football team, 
he was unanimously chosen as all conference center and later 
following his graduation he was assistant coach at Missouri. 
He was especially popular among fraternity men and belonged 
to several interfraternities. His service for Gamma Rho both 
during his time at the university anu following will always be 
remembered by the chapter. 

Charles T. Anderson 

Charles T. Anderson, Wisconsin Gamma Tau, was born at 
Washington, Iowa ; came to the University of Wisconsin, and was 
initiated into Gamma Tau, April 27, 1912. After graduating 
from the University of Wisconsin he became associated with the 
Equitable Life Insurance Company with offices at Chicago. 

He died of influenza December 14, 1918, leaving a widow 
and two small children. 

Frederick Victor Anderson 
Victor Anderson (Washington Gamma Chi) captain of the 
championship basketball team of 1915, at Washington State Col- 
lege, died at his home near Walla Walla, Wash., in the early 
part of January. His death was caused by complications from 
pneumonia which was brought about by an attack of influenza. 
Anderson was a member of Kawana, Crimson Circle, Gray W 
and Alpha Zeta. 

William A. Freihofer 

Sergt. William A. Freihofer (Pennsylvania Alpha Iota), 
died of influenza in supply depot on the Raritan River, New 
Jersey. He was the son of Charles A. Freihofer of the Freihofer 
Baking Company of Philadelphia. 

Born September 26, 1887 ; Initiated December 8, 1913. 

Samuel Morton Fuller 

Samuel Morton Fuller (Wyoming Gamma Psi) died of 

pneumonia on October 25, 1918, near Sheridan, Wyoming. He 

was born at Clinton, Illinois, on January 24, lNN(i, and attended 

school at thai place. After a year at the University of Colorado, 


he entered the University of Wyoming in 1909 and soon became 
a member of the Delta Theta Kappa, the local which became 
Wyoming Gamma Psi. Fuller was very active in all student 
affairs. Playing football for three years, he was in his senior 
year captain of the best team Wyoming ever had. When the 
new chapter was installed he was the first initiate, being re- 
ceived on March 29, 1913. Brother Fuller was married to Miss 
Mary Ben Wilson, Pi Beta Phi, on September 3, 1913. For the 
past several years he has been engaged in ranching near Sher- 

Oakley Day Overton 
Serving as an enlisted man in the Medical Corps in France, 
Oakley Day Overton (Wyoming Gamma Psi) gave his life for his 
country on October 11, 1918. He was born September 5, 1889, 
in Boone, Nebraska, but he spent much of his life in Sheridan, 
Wyoming. He entered the University of Wyoming in the fall 
of 1910, and soon afterwards became a member of Delta Theta 
Kappa, the local club which afterwards became Wyoming (Jam- 
ma Psi. He was initiated into Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity 
on March 24, 1913, a charter member of his chapter. He was 
graduated A.B. in June, 1914. For the next year he held a 
seholarship in Harvard University, and after that time until he 
enlisted in the service he taught school in Sheridan. 

Walter Tips Scherdling 
Walter Tips Scherdling (Texas Gamma Eta) entered the 
University of Texas in 1913. He was initiated in 1914 and 
graduated in Chemistry in 1917. In the summer of 1918 he 
was called to Naval Aviation. He died in October, before re- 
ceiving his commission. 

Rex B. Starks 
Rex Starks (Beta Omicron) died from influenza at Great 
Lakes Naval Training station early in Oct., 1918. His body 
was taken to Albion for interment and four of his fraternity 
brothers acted as pall bearers. He was the first local A. T. 0. 
to answer the final "taps." 


Benjamin Holden Appleby 
Lieutenant Benjamin Holden Appleby (Wyoming Gamma 
Psi) died of influenza and pneumonia on October 11, 1918. He 
was born July 19, 1893, at Table Rock, Colorado, and spent 
much of his life at Victor, in that state. He entered the Univer- 
sity of Wyoming in the fall of 1914 and was initiated into 
Gamma Psi on February 19, 1915. Never has the University 
had a more popular student nor Alpha Tau a more beloved 
brother than Ben Appleby. Unusually active in all his four 
years of college, he left in May, 1918, to enter the Fourth 
0. T. C. at Camp Dodge. At the time he left college he was 
W. M. of the chapter, president of the Associated Students of 
the University, Major in the Cadet Corps, President of Delta 
Sigma Rho, and an Assistant in Psychology. After receiving 
his commission as second lieutenant in infantry, Ben com- 
manded a company in the 163rd Depot Brigade, at Camp Dodge, 
until his death. 

Lieutenant Bedell M. Neubert 
Lieutenant Bedell M. Neubert (Pennsylvania Alpha Rho) 
was killed September 15, 1918, at La Gourche, France, while 
making one of the final flights to complete his advanced training 
in aviation. His machine struck a church steeple and fell in 
flames. His body was picked up from the wrecked plane by 
American soldiers camped there, and he was buried with full 
military honors. 

The announcement of his death came from his mother in 
these words, "I have the honor to report my boy has willingly 
given his life for his Country and Liberty." 

Ensign George W. Woodard 
Ensign George W. Woodard (Michigan Beta Kappa) was 
one of the victims of the Hunnish destruction of the Ticon- 
deroga. The only life boat left undestroyed by shots from the 
submarine contained fourteen men, including the captain and 
Woodard. They rowed to the submarine, where Woodard de- 
clared that the captain had been killed and was himself, with 
one sailor, taken aboard the submarine. Four hours later the 


drifting lifeboat encountered a raft with ten men on it, among 
whom was Woodard. Five of these jumped from the raft to the 
lifeboat. Woodard might have done so, but waited for the others 
to go ahead ; then the raft drifted away, and the high seas kept 
the boat from approaching it again. The ensuing storm made 
it impossible that those remaining on the raft could have long 
survived. Woodard, it seems, had been put on the raft in ex- 
change for the chief officer under the captain when the raft had 
drifted near the submarine. That anyone was saved to tell the 
tale is due to the accident which allowed the life boat to break 
loose from the submerging submarine to which it had been tied 
at the command of the Huns. 

Frank J. Fisher 

Lieut. Frank J. Fisher (Kansas Gamma Mu), who was a 
student at the University of Kansas for two years in 1914 and 
1916, was killed on November 4 in the battle of Stenay Gap 
and has been recommended by his Major for a posthumous award 
of the Medal of Honor, the highest award that the government 
can offer for bravery in action. 

It was while they were closing in on Stenay Gap which 
would cut the, railroad giving supplies to Germany, and his 
platoon had been badly disorganized that Lieutenant Fisher did 
his valiant work. He reorganized the men about him and led 
an attack into the woods. He was killed as he shouted to his 
men to follow. 

Lieutenant Fisher was commissioned at the first Officers' 
Training School at Camp Funston and left there May 21, 1918, 
for France. He was attached to the 355th Infantry of the 89th 

George D. Witt 
George Witt (Washington Gamma Chi) was killed in action 
in, France Oct. 26, 1919. He was cited for the distinguished 
service cross for bravery in action. George was popular and 
prominent in student affairs and a letter man in track. His 
loss will be keenly felt by brother and friend alike at Washing- 
ton State. 


Ralph Lovell West 
Ralph Lovell West (Oregon Alpha Sigma) who died of 
influenza December 22, 1918, was initiated into the Oregon 
Alpha Sigma chapter when that chapter was reestablished Jan. 
7, 1916. About a month later he became W. M. of the chapter 
and fulfilled that position until his graduation in June. After 
graduation he took charge of his dairy ranch at Westpoint, 
Oregon, and managed it until last fall, when he leased the place 
contemplating going into the service immediately. He had been 
accepted and had received orders to go to an Officers' Training 
Camp when the armistice was signed. With his death Alpha 
Sigma lost one of its best members, for "Abe," as he was better 
known, would do anything in his power for the betterment 
of the welfare of his fraternity. 

Walter Cuthbert Fox 

Walter Cuthbert Fox, or "Foxie" (Kentucky Mu Iota) died 
of pneumonia at the Miami Valley Hospital, at Dayton, Ohio, on 
December 18, 1918. 

He was born at Newport, Kentucky, March 29, 1887. In 
September, 1906 he entered the College of Civil Engineering of 
Kentucky State University. He was active in all phases of col- 
lege life. He made Tau Beta Pi with the first eight of his class ; 
he took an active interest in athletics, being especially strong in 
basketball; he made four K's, was captain of the team one year, 
and coached the girls' team one year. He was a member through- 
out his college course of the Brooks Civil Engineering Society in 
which he held many offices; he was also chosen for the junior 
society "Thirteens" and for the senior society "Lamp and 

In 1910 he was graduated from the University with the de- 
gree B.C.E. and in 1913 with that of C.E. After graduation he 
accepted a position with the Structural Concrete Company, of 
Cincinnati, as assistant engineer. This company was absorbed 
in 1911 by the II. 8. Structural Company and moved to Day- 
ion, Ohio, and Fox was retained as chief engineer and estimator. 
"Foxie" took an active interest in the affairs of the University 
after graduation and visited it many times. 1 1 is friendship was 


wide, and his death at this early age is a distinct loss to the 

In October, 1916 he was initiated into the then Mu Iota club 
which later became the Mu Iota chapter of Alpha Tau Omega. 
He took an active part in this organization and after graduation 
served continuously as a member of the Board of Directors of the 
house building corporation. 

Milton Tiedeman 
Milton Tiedeman (Michigan Beta Omicron) died of Spanish 
influenza at Ann Arbor, Michigan while in the S.A.T.C. at the 
University. He was a sophomore "Medic" student, having put 
in his first year of preparatory work here at Albion. The whole 
chapter was grief-stricken at the loss of "Tiedie" whose sunny 
disposition and upright character had endeared him to all of the 

John Jay Viets 
John Jay Viets (Minnesota Gamma Xu) died of a complica- 
tion of influenza and spinal meningitis on October liO, 1918. 
He was born September 14, 1889, at La Crosse, Wis., the only 
son of H. W. Viets. With his parents he went to Minneapolis 
in 1898 and lived there until his death. He graduated from the 
agricultural college of the University of Minnesota in 1909. 
He went on with special work in animal husbandry and received 
his graduate degree in 1915. During the next year he was an 
instructor at the university, and later was in the joint employ- 
ment of the College of Agriculture and the Government, doing 
livestock extension work. He resigned in the summer of 1918 
and enlisted in the F.A.C.O.T.S. at Camp Zachary Taylor. A 
few weeks before he was to have received his commission he died 
very suddenly. He wa^ an enthusiastic fraternity man, and 
was the delegate of his chapter to the Denver Congress. He 
was a member of Alpha Zeta. 


A Message from the Surgeon General to the Fraternity 

Men of America 

The war proved two things which I desire to bring in this conspicu- 
ous manner to your attention: 

(1) The priceless value to the nation of its young manhood, es- 
pecially its educated manhood. 

(2) The ghastly and unsuspected toll taken from America's man- 
hood by venereal disease. 

Our army was the cleanest in the war, and its clean record had not 
a little to do with its morale, and its fighting effectiveness. Yet Gen- 
eral Gorgas stated that even if the commanding general could lay 
aside all question of morality, he would probably choose the eradica- 
tion of venereal disease rather than the prevention of wounds. 

The critical period which the nation now faces must depend even 
more upon the integrity of educated manhood, which American Col- 
lege Fraternities hold as their ideal and of which they furnish such 
conspicuous examples. 

I naturally turn to you, therefore, at this time in a definite appeal 
and request that every Fraternity and every jurisdiction and mem- 
ber thereof, go on record, not only as insisting upon compliance with 
the Fraternity's own highest standards of physical integrity, but as 
actively though unobstrusively exerting influence in support of the 
Federal campaign against the venereal diseases. 



Surgeon General. 

Each chapter is requested to have the above message read 
in chapter meeting or posted in the Chapter Rooms, and to take 
appropriate action. 

The coupon below should be filled out and mailed to the 
Surgeon General: 

228 First St., N. W., Washington, D. C. 


Chapter, Fraternity 

has gone on record in support of the Government's campaign against Venereal 
Diseases, and will use its influence to promote clean living in college life. 

The Chapter will distribute (say how many) 

pamphlets for rnqn on the above subject, as soon as received. 

Name Address. 

Please send samples to the following addresses: 



After six years of vigorous and constructive service for the 
Fraternity, Nathan F. Giffin has resigned as Worthy Grand 
Chief, and has left our brotherhood under an 
Nathan F. everlasting obligation to him. His wisdom and 

Giffin experience have counted for more in these years 

than can be told, or than can be fully under- 
stood by anyone not fully conversant with the many problems 
and questions he has had to face. While he has been active 
and aggressive in the larger matters of fraternity development 
he has evoked no opposition or antagonism, but has had con- 
tinuous cooperation on all sides. That is a great thing to be 
able to say of an active executive. And through the multi- 
tudinous lesser services he has rendered to chapters, associa- 
tions, groups, and individuals he has kindled a feeling of real 
affection, such as comes only by personal contact. All of which 
is but a reminder that the boon of brotherly love comes not 
through ritual or any other form, but through the possession 
and the individual manifestation of personal affection. Nathan 
F. Giffin gives and inspires personal affection. 

This number of the Palm begins the thirty-ninth year of 
the magazine. That is an age by no means frequently attained 
by periodicals in any field; in the province of 
Where from fraternal journalism it is rare indeed. The 
Here? character of fraternity magazines has not at- 

tained a stability or uniformity that indicates 
a general or settled conviction as to just what the place and pur- 
poses are which these organs ought certainly to occupy or ac- 
complish. And the long row of volumes standing as dignified 
witness that the Palm has functioned for a long while and has 
preserved a certain continuity of purpose, consistency of char- 
acter, and uniformity of style, yet manifest a variety of content 
that justifies an editorial policy of searching experiment and of 
curious inquiry among those who are interested in the magazine 
as to what it might be and do. 


Might it not be worth while to establish a standard format 
for the chapter news bulletins? A good many of the chapters 

are issuing them, and more will do so as the roll 
Chapter of members grows. Just now these papers are 

Publications all shapes, sizes, and colors. If there is virtue 

in variety, let us have variety; if the peculiar 
form taken by the paper of each chapter is expressive of an 
ideal or a character of the chapter organism, so be it ; but if, on 
the other hand, there is really a best way to do this thing, why 
not consider among ourselves which of all the ways is the best, 
and all do that way? The chapters do not exchange with each 
other, though they might profitably do so, and consequently 
miss the opportunity enjoyed in the Central Office of observing 
the miscellany of newspapers, blue pamphlets printed in gilt 
letters, long, slim tan folders, square, chunky leaflets ; the solem- 
nity and gloom of some, the breeziness and vivacity of others; 
the fancy and skill with which some suggest the life of the 
chapter; the similarity of others to a genealogical register com- 
bined with a Y.M.C.A. Handbook; in this one verve and energy; 
in that, sentiment and languor. In the aggregate they are re- 
markably interesting as they are, but individually they might 
be improved by the swapping of ideas as to what is best to be 
done and how is the best way to do it. 

Louisiana Beta Epsilon includes as a part of its very in- 
teresting and newsy monthly Bulletin a complete chapter roll 

with addresses. This is a feature which every 
Chapter chapter getting out a sheet ought to consider. 

Rolls The old fellows who have been out of college for 

awhile get a good deal of satisfaction in merely 
going over the list of names to see where the boys are whom they 
l-emember most interestedly. And by this means the ones whose 
addresses have been lost will often be found, for a man seldom 
drops so completely out of life that no one in the chapter knows 
where he is. The main difficulty is to get the man who knows 
to tell. He is Likely to do so if lie sees repeal rdly that no one 
else is furnishing the informal ion. 


If there is to be a new seriousness in college life as a re- 
sult of the war, it ought to begin to show itself pretty soon. 
Some of the old fellows have returned with a 
Heavy different attitude, certainly; some of them are 

Artillery taking themselves more seriously, to be sure, 

without knowing just why, or giving their 
friends and fellows good reason to take the same view of them. 
Not so many are taking a more serious and earnest attitude to- 
wards their college work. And those who are doing so, or arc 
inclined to do so, are not always encouraged by their associates. 
The fellows who kept the college life going want to restore all 
things to the same condition as before the war. Men who have 
been for some months filled with strange though furtive emotions, 
have faced death, and had glimpses of the meaning of life not 
vouchsafed most of us, are coming back to the haunts. And they 
are being urged to ''get into the game! get into some college activ- 
ity; if you are not interested on your own account do it for the 
sake of the fraternity." Can it possibly be that student "activ- 
ities" seem to them trivial and idle distractions, offering little 
of interest and nothing of importance for the mature fellow who 
wishes to get from his college life the things he cannot get else- 
where? Fraternity brothers ought to be not too urgent in ad- 
vising the returning men to "get in the game." It may be that 
older, or newer, games may have altered their tastes and am- 
bitions, not necessarily for the worse. 

There was a good deal of talk early in the course of the war 
about the effect of new conditions on college athletics, especially 

on intercollegiate rivalry.. It was expected m 
Athletics some quarters that the break away from old 

Reform practices would offer reformers a chance to 

remedy defects that had been obvious for some 
time. It was hoped that games might be more generally played 
for players rather than for spectators, for exercise than for in- 
vestment, for fun than for the exhibiting of professionally 
coached skill. When it was discovered last fall that there was 
not time for long trips which took teams away from their 
college work for several days at a time, mere teachers took fresh 


hope. The doom of the professional coach was pronounced; 
crack teams maintained as advertising investments were bidden 
good-bye; and so on. Has the wave of reform really come? 
Are there signs that any considerable change has taken place? 
Are the professional coaches and the ticket speculators looking 
for other occupations? Are faculty committees spending less 
time than of yore in tinkering the machinery to keep inter- 
collegiate games on the square or give a respectable pseudonym 
to unsquareness ? Maybe so. 

Every chapter should see what the War Service Commit- 
tee in its report to the High Council has said concerning it, 
and if the report is not full and up-to-date, all 
War Service missing data should be furnished without delay. 
The committee has given a full and frank ac- 
count of its efforts and the success it has had in getting co- 
operation from the chapters and the Chiefs of Provinces. It 
is of course still seeking to make complete the contribution of 
this Fraternity to the winning of the w T ar. 

Let there be no misunderstanding as to the meaning of a 

phrase in an article printed elsewhere in this 

Stick to number. The man who sticks to the finish is a 

the Finish good kind of man to have around if it is not 

the furniture finish that he sticks to. There 

are some of that last sort that are very hard to remove. 




The Washington State Alumni Association held its first 
meeting of the new year on January 11 and elected the following 
officers: Pres., M. L. Bryan; vice-pres., R. W. DeLand; treas., 
A. W. Fischer; and E. G. Spelger, secretary. The Association 
has luncheon every other Saturday at 6 :30 at the Seattle Hotel 
Grill. Alpha Taus who go to Seattle should call up or address 
Secretary Spelger, Box 1848, or get in touch with Lewie Will- 
iams, 500 Eitel Bldg., A. H. Fischer, 411 Lyon Bldg., or A. W. 
McCord, 421-425 L. C. Smith Bldg. 

Plans are under way in the hands of a committee for the 
annual alumni banquet, though the date has not been set. The 
members are coming back, one by one, from the service, and are 
livening the dinners with their tales of experiences. Charles 
L. Smith, former Washington football star, spent Christmas in 
Paris, as well as some time on the firing line, and has something 
to tell about both. 


The Des Moines Alumni Association invited the Worthy 
Grand Chief to spend the day of March 8 with them, and got 
together for the occasion most of the brothers in that part of 
the state. The chapters at Iowa, Ames, and Simpson, witli all 
their pledges, were there with the alumni, and they all had a 
good time. 

At a luncheon given at noon all the members of the local 
Pan-hellenic were present too. W. E. Battenfield, president of 
the Des Moines alumni, was to have presided on this and the 
other occasions, but after he had taken the lead in getting up 
the program for the day he was unable to get away from his 
office — he is editor of the Des Moines News — and so missed all 
the fun. W. N. Jordan, chief of the province, presided instead. 
Dean Clark was the speaker of the occasion, and short talks were 
made by several others. 

In the afternoon a session somewhat resembling a conclave 
was held, during a part of which the pledges were present. There 
were reports of the condition of the chapters, and discussions. 


At dinner in the evening all the alumni, members of the 
chapters, and pledges got together again. There were some 
short speeches, a number of very entertaining stunts put on by 
the pledges, and some good singing. 

On Thursday, January 16th at the- Randolph Hotel the Des 
Moines Alumni got together for the first time since the 
signing of the Armistice. Dinner was followed by a business 
meeting in which officers for the ensuing year were elected and 
fraternity problems discussed. W. E. Battenfield (Ohio State) 
was elected President; Harry Cheeseborough (Uni. of Iowa), 
Vice-president; "Blick" Gocdsell (Simpson), Sec.-Treas. ; and 
Hoyt (Uni. of Iowa), Arnburg and Dudley (Simpson), Batten- 
field and Goodsell as Directors. We were honored by the pres- 
ence of W. N. Jordan, Chief of Province XI (Adrian) who talked 
to us of Fraternity Problems in general and Alpha Tau Omega 
and Province XI in particular. The gist of his discourse is given 

The evening was well spent. The Des Moines Association got 
down to business and outlined a very aggressive and constructive 
program for the ensuing year. The following Tuesday "Dad" 
Bennett (Wyoming and Chicago) dropped off to seei Russell 
Jordan (Chicago). The bunch got together again for lunch at 
the Harris-Emery Tea Room. "Byrd" Sells (Simpson) Sec- 
retary of the Omaha Ass'n, at present in charge of Y. M. C. A. 
Hut No. 93, Camp Dodge, was in attendance. Plans for a "big 
spree" in which all Iowa Chapters and Alumni would be in- 
cluded were gone over. A "stag stunt" was decided upon and 
committees were appointed. 

Des Moines has done her share in the war. W. N. Jordan 
(Adrian) has held Province XI together in excellent shape. 
Dr. Kirbye and Dr. Laemar have both put forth strenuous efforts 
in State War Activities. W. E. Battenfield (Ohio State) Ed- 
itor of the Des Moines Daily News has exerted a great influence 
throughout the State. Lt. Hoyt (Uni. of Iowa) is a Staff 
Officer with Gen. Beech, 88th Div., A. E. F. Lt. Carl Trexall 
(Uni. of Iowa) is with the Naval Engineering Dept. at Cape 
May. Ensign "Dutch" Schreiber (Ames) is a member of the 
Naval Engineering Corps. Lieutenants Dave Kruidenier 
(Colo.) Motor Corps, "Bill" Stubbs, (Simpson) Inf., "Rus" 
Jordan (Chicago) C. A., B. L. Bradford (Ames) C. A., Cecil 
Caywood (Uni. of Pa. and Ames), "Cap" White (Simpson) 
Q.M.C., "Andy" Anderson (Simpson) F. A., and "Blick" Good- 
sell (Simpson) F. A., have received their discharges and are 
back in the business life of Des Moines. We also feel that we 
can lay claim to Lieutenant Walter Dunnagen, Inf. (Simpson) 


and Lt. C. P. Richards, 339th M. G. Bn. (Uni. of Iowa), both of 
whom are Des Moines men. 

But the war is over and the "era of regeneration" enters. 
Ames, Iowa and Simpson have many problems to meet. We 
Alumni must have a thought for our Alma Maters and our 
Fraternity. They need our co-operation now more than they 
ever needed it. The Des Moines Association has the 'interest 
of these Iowa Chapters at heart and will leave no stone un- 
turned to further the interests of our Fraternity, and we be- 
lieve that every alumni organization in the country is doing 
the same thing. 

Remarks of W. X. Jordan 

"Every chapter should own its own house, throughout this 
province and for that matter the whole Fraternity, the desire 
to become owners of real estate actuates each chapter. The 
ownership of the Chapter House creates stability, which makes 
better students, better men and better citizens. 

In order to facilitate this house ownership, the National 
Reserve Funds might well be invested in first mortgages se- 
cured by the Chapter House property all properly guarded 
somewhat after the manner of t he Protestant Church in build- 
ing new Churches. 

Twenty-five members active who are interested in the work, 
is the correct number for a good chapter. When you have 
twenty-five members in a house, or if in the city, who make their 
headquarters in the house, it kills snobbery and tends toward 
democracy. It keeps the expenses within a moderate amount, 
it creates a proper feeling and yet is not so large as to be un- 

Careful account must be taken of the finances of both the 
individual and the Chapter. A boy has no right to permit his 
expenses to outrun his income. 

The same is true of a chapter. A certain chapter allowed 
itself to become indebted to the grocer for $600.00 and that fact 
was ruining the chapter and the individual members thereof. 
The Province Chief took action, compelled them to pay up 
their accounts and to live within their income. Today that 
chapter has unimpeachable credit and is strong, healthy and 
vigorous. Don't permit the virility and strength of a chapter 
to be sapped by bills and accounts long past due. 

Scholarship must be maintained. If a student cannot do 
average work during his four year course he is not a worthy 
member of the chapter. Xo student should devote his whole time 
to study but he should enter into the school activities and to 
make a record for himself and his chapter. He might be good 
in athletics or in debates or at the head of his literary society, 


but he should be a potent factor in the school. He should get 
out of his shell and bear his share of burdens of school life. 

The fact that the boys are in college and are members of 
the Fraternity does not relieve them from supervision. Dis- 
cipline over the individual members of the chapter is imperative. 
In fact, a good society anywhere is founded on law and disci- 
pline. The late war has demonstrated the value of such dis- 
cipline. This exercise of authority by the province chief should 
not take the form of officiousness but should be exercised with 
a firm hand, with co-operation of the school authority and the 
chapter as well as the Worthy Grand Chief. 

The senior members of a chapter ought to be held responsi- 
ble along with the officers of the chapter for proper progress in 
scholarship, school activities, discipline, and character building 
of the pledges. A mediocre student under proper guidance will 
become a good Fraternity man as well as a good student and citi- 
zen or you may, thru improper supervision or unwise suggestion, 
ruin a good man. One way to test this is to look at the results. 
If you have your pledges return to school without condition and 
enthusiastic, well and good; but if one or two fall by the way- 
side, an inquiry should be made as to why. Probably somebody 
is to blame. 

If a pledge or a student will not do his share toward build- 
ing up the chapter and the school and will make no endeavor to 
make a man of himself, get rid of him. This is a character 
building proposition and you cannot afford to let one drag 
down the whole chapter on account of maudlin sentiment. 



The following Chapters have failed to send in letters : 

Province I : Georgia Alpha Beta, Georgia Alpha Zeta. 

Province II: Illinois Gamma Xi, Indiana Gamma Omicron. 

Province V: New York Alpha Omicron, New York Delta 
Gamma, Pennsylvania Alpha Pi, Pennsylvania Alpha Rho. 

Province VI: North Carolina Xi, South Carolina Beta 
Xi, Virginia Beta. 

Province VII : Ohio Beta Omega. 

Province VIII : Tennessee Alpha Tan. 

Province IX: California Gamma Iota, Oregon Gamma Phi. 

Province X: Alabama Alpha Epsilon. 

Joe H. Kercheval 

Five freshmen of last year and two juniors were back to 
begin the college year, and after a busy rushing season came 
through with fifteen pledges. The S.A.T.C. took over onr house 
for the nse of the naval section and we gol rooms down town. 
All but three of our number were in the S.A.T.C. ; two were 
sergeants and several attained the rank of corporal. Si nee 
getting out of the service several old men have returned to the 

Madison, Sewell, and Jeremiassen are on the football squad; 
Madison is president of the freshmen class and vice-president 
of the Athletic Association ; Bryce is president of the sophomore 
class and secretary -treasurer of the Y.M.C.A. ; L. Z. Morgan 
is manager-editor of the Seminole, president of the John Mar- 
shall Debating Society, reporter and historian for the junior 
class, and member of the Athletic Board. L. H. Wilson is honor 
representative of the junior class, president of the Athletic As- 
sociation, and secretary-treasurer of the Pan-Hellenic Council. 

Since the last issue of the Palm we have initiated three 
men : W. L. Gleason, Z. H. Douglas and Ray Meritt. 

The annual valentine dance was given on the 14th, the 
largest affair of the year. 



Warren W. Quillian 

Alpha Theta thus far has had a prosperous year, but we 
have had hard luck in regard to losing men. Only nine of the 
sixteen brothers who entered last fall remain. Three have 
entered the University of Georgia and, of course, have become 
affiliated with the Chapter there, while another has gone to 
Vanderbilt. The epidemic of influenza forced three men to 
drop out of college for the remainder of the year. 

The Chapter is represented in all the college activities. 
John McFadden is on the Y.M.C.A. cabinet; Pierce Blitch is 
editor-in-chief of the annual, the Campus; Warren Quillian is 
president of the freshman pre-medical class; Herbert Fowler 
has been initiated into the "Owls Club." We have several 
brothers on the different teams of the inter-class basketball 
league, and are represented on the Glee club. 

James Pope has received an appointment to the naval aca- 
demy at Annapolis. He has left college in order to study for 
the examination in April. 

The annual reception will be given during the first week 
of April. During last term social activities were at a stand- 
still on account of the S.A.T.C. We are looking forward to 
several entertainments before the war is over. 

As stated in the last letter we have sold our Chapter house 
in anticipation of the removal of the college next year to the 
University Campus in Atlanta. We have an attractive club 
room in one of the down town buildings, the Bon Ton. It is 
centrally located and serves its purpose admirably. 

We recently had visits from H. T. Quillian, W. B. Bailey 
and E. Y. Walker. We extend a cordial invitation to all alumni 
and brothers to visit us whenever possible. 

J. II. Vandcgrift 

We started the year with several old men, but as they all 
gradually departed for different camps we finally had only five 
men for 11k; S.A.T.C. When this was organized we turned 
over the chapter house to the Marines and the old spirit was 
kepi alive only by Hill and Twitty who managed to live in a 
little two by four room down in the basement. Those were dark 
days, but we managed to get one man on the football team, 
Wally Smith. Dowling, who was one of the biggest supports 
on the team, left with five other Taus for the F.A.C.O.T.S. 

Chief Blevius was killed in England when his plane caught 


fire and fell from a great height. Major Bruth Osborne is in 
the army of occupation and Captain Ted Holt, Triss Loree, Jim 
Law and Clyde Watson are in different branches of the service. 
Besides these there were also eighteen first lieutenants and 
' ' shavetails. ' ' 

Nearly all of last year's men have returned and after un- 
packing all our furniture and making the house look like old 
times we proceeded to add the names of ten fine freshmen to 
our rolls. The younger men are beginning to realize the serious- 
ness of their responsibilities and we have a leader who is capable 
to guide us through a thorough reconstruction. As for our 
financial condition we are in the best position that the Chapter 
has ever had the good fortune to be in. We have the majority 
of the men in the secret organizations with four men in base- 
ball and three on the track team. We are also well up in scholar- 

We were pleased to have with us several days "Speedy" 
Bennett from Florida Alpha Omega. There are still a few social 
demons left and in January we gave a novel dance. Along in 
April we will give our big annual dance. 



Arthur A. Squier. 

Illinois Gamma Zeta began the second quarter with a small 
chapter, only nineteen brothers registering the first week. Of 
these, eleven were in the University the first quarter. Frede 
returned from duty in the Navy at Pelham Bay; Cross from 
the Motor Transport School at Bradley Poly, at Peoria: Snyder 
from Rockford, Illinois where he was awaiting a call to the 
Officer's Training Camp; Richardson from Shelbyville, Illinois; 
Daniels from the Tank School at Raleigh, North Carolina; Carl- 
son from the Artillery Officer's Training Camp at Louisville, 
Kentucky; Butler from the Officer's Training Camp at Waco, 
Texas ; and Barber from Decatur, Illinois. A few days after 
the quarter opened, Wright returned from the Naval Aviation 
School at Pensacola, Florida. Roger Adams, a Major in the 
Chemical Warfare Department at Washington, D. C, also re- 
turned to the University to resume his duties as a member of 
the faculty. Many others have written of their intentions to 
come back as soon as they receive their discharges. 

When the University released our house at the end of last 
quarter, we had it redecorated and some repairs made, and we 
were obliged to spend about ten days of this quarter in the 


" Annex," the house we used while the University had our house. 
Though we were handicapped at first because we were not in our 
house, rushing was soon begun and we now have five initiated 
freshmen and four pledges. 

The University of Illinois is rapidly resuming its pre-war 
status and the activities among the fraternities are increasing. 
We have a basket ball team which is out for a fraternity cup 
and we are looking forward to another successful base ball 
season. Plans are now in progress for our first house dance of 
the year. Two brothers in the house are prominent in Uni- 
versity activities, Cross being chairman of the social committee 
of the Illinois Union, and Snyder manager of the lllio, the 
University year book. Simmons, recently commissioned at Fort 
Monroe, intends to return to the University next quarter, and 
is foot ball manager. 

The chapter feels especially fortunate and proud to have 
as its alumni two National officers of Alpha Tau Omega, Broth- 
ers Thomas Arkle Clark and' Frank W. Scott. Both are mem- 
bers of the faculty of the University of Illinois and have done 
much for our chapter. 

Harold E. List 

We are glad that Delta Alpha has survived the attack of 
S.A.T.C., which took the remaining men who were not already 
in the service. The fraternity houses were used as barracks 
and the fraternity men were permitted to stay in their respec- 
tive houses. We held meetings as often as was possible, which 
was not very often. However, we initiated 16 men one Sunday 
in November. We had improvements made on our house dur- 
ing Christmas vacation to the extent of nearly $1500.00, which 
makes quite a difference in its appearance. 

We now have 27 active men and 5 pledges. Some of our 
men dropped out of college when the S.A.T.C. came to a close, 
but a number of the old men came back, and we are expecting 
more of them for the spring term. 

"Red" Rauschenbach, captain of last year's baseball team, 
is again in school. Art Mogge, commissioned in field artillery at 
Camp Zachary Taylor, came back to resume his track work. 
Everetl Dean, who played on last year's football team, and is 
tin- star of this year's basketball team, is slated for a position on 
tin- baseball team. He is the only man in school who will receive 
3 "I 9 *" this year. Lieut. Ben Ross, a pledge, was all-state high 
school full-back. 

Capt. Karl Moore was recently transferred from Battery ¥, 


of the 150th, and was put in charge of a detachment of 100 
Military Police. He is now Mayor in a German village. He 
spent three months in a French hospital, and returned to his 
regiment the day before the armistice was signed. Charles 
Thompson, with an ambulance unit, received the Croix-de-Guerre 
and was twice cited for bravery in action. We are hoping that 
Lieut. Bottenfield, who is also overseas at the present time, will 
return to school this spring to take his place on the varsity base- 
ball squad. 

Robert C. Walker 

Indiana Gamma Gamma resumed activities immediately up- 
on demobilization of the S.A.T.C., with nineteen active mem- 
bers. Forced to seek a new house, we succeeded in obtaining our 
present excellent location at 808 Chestnut. The chapter was 
strengthened after the holidays by the return of Richard P. 
Gillum, Dewitt P. Cromwell, and Harry \Y. Streeter, all of 
whom were holding commissions in the artillery. 

While practically all of us were in the student army our 
activity as a fraternity was of course very limited. A banquet 
however was held in November. Brothers Louis .]. Bake and 
J. H. Munroe were guests. Bake, Indiana Gamma Gamma, was 
home on furlough from Camp Taylor. Munroe, Pennsylvania 
Gamma Omega, was an officer in the S.A.T.C. at Rose. We had 
a dance in January. 

The Interfraternity Athletic Cup still rests upon our man- 
tel and we are determined to keep it there this year. On the 
varsity football team were Burns, Self, Kingj Reinhard and 
Barnes, and on the basketball team we have Burns, Streeter and 

Although we have now almost resumed our ante-bellum 
strength we are planning to pledge several desirable freshmen 
during the coming rush season. 

Gamma Gamma is well represented in the class offices and 
has the president of the Student Council, president and vice- 
president of the Y.M.C.A. and a majority of the members of 
the Technic staff. We are expecting a successful rushing season 
in February and a great year from Indiana Gamma Gamma. 

Robert P. Richardson 

Just as Adrian College and Alpha Mu had become adjusted 
to the S. A. T. C, along came the armistice and now the old 


campus has returned to its wonted activities. The martial 
music is again asleep, but who knows when it will be reawak- 
ened on our campus? Back in '61 a unit trained on our 
campus, and then fought gloriously for the Union. There is 
then ample precedent for our college buildings to again become 
barracks for future warriors. 

The S. A. T. C. brought us five good men in Games, Walker, 
Koehn, Darling and Mohr, who were initiated, together with 
Elmer Smith, Porter Dean and Elmer Schoen. These last 
three were under the S.A.T.C. age limit. With the disbandment 
of the S.A.T.C. the Chapter has lost Carl Mohr, Darling, 
Koehn, Games, and Walker. The first two, however are able to 
get up to chapter meetings often. To offset the loss of these 
men "gobs" Nicolai and Beck are back from the navy, and 
Lieut. Richardson is back from the army. Karl Schoen has re- 
ceived his discharge from the navy, and is now an A.T.O. pledge- 
man. The Chapter now has active membership of thirteen, and 
one pledgeman. Although this is a small chapter, there is 
nothing discouraging about our affairs as the war influence 
seems to have even more compactly welded the Chapter bonds 
of fraternity spirit ; and as to that ancient bugaboo — the ex- 
chequer situation, all is flourishing. 

Carl Mohr is a brother of Lloyd, now in France, who was 
one of Alpha Mu's dependables. The Chapter recently enjoyed 
a "bully" luncheon given by Carl. 

Alpha Mu entertained the Hillsdale basketball team and 
visiting Beta Kappa brothers before the Hillsdale-Adrian court 
contest. A fine time was enjoyed, the only fly in the ointment 
for Adrian being the outcome of the game which Hillsdale took 
after a stirring battle. A.T.O. 's are well represented on the 
basketball squad, with Coach Little, Captain Beck, Funk, and 
Richardson from last year's championship quintet. The other 
player of the all A.T.O. varsity of last season is Lieut. Perry 
Grimm who is now a chaplain in France. Darling was on the 
squad before he left school. Beck is now putting up a stellar 
game. Aldrich is also on the squad; Norman Schoen and Harris 
are on the reserve squad. 

Several of our alumni have been discharged from the ser- 
vice, and have dropped in to renew old acquaintance. The honor 
roll numbers Is out of a chapter roll of 224. These figures are 
still more significant when it develops that 40 out of 60 initi- 
ates since 1912 joined either the khaki or blue, with some yet to 
be heard from. A It ho many were in the thick of fighting, we are 
glad to say that as yet we have been spared from adding gold 
Stars to our service flag. 



Although fraternity activities suffered less severely by the 
advent of the S.A.T.C. at Hillsdale than was doubtless the case 
at other institutions, Beta Kappa's organization and spirit was 
not as good as usual. However, the unusually large number 
of students furnished abundant material and, early in October, 
eighteen men were pledged. With the demobilization of the S. 
A.T.C., several actives and pledgemen discontinued their studies. 
The new semester finds the Chapter with nine actives and ten 
' ' spikes. ' ' 

Beta Kappa has held her usual high position in campus af- 
fairs. Sergeants Chase and Smith and Corporals Gray, Van 
Buskirk, Price, McColl and Clark ably represented the Chapter 
in military affairs. Gray, Chase, Meredith, Collins, Laurence 
and Captain Smith played football, while McCall, McConkey and 
Mitchell substituted on the squad. Basketball claims Collins 
and McConkey, meanwhile regretting the absence of Captain 
Berridge. Baseball season will find Captain Gray, Van Buskirk 
and Smith back in togs. The track team will welcome Holt's 
return from the army. 

Meredith and McConkej^ were president and secretary re- 
spectively, of the Freshman class the first semester and the 
second semester has McColl for president; Lawrence, treasurer; 
Meredith, Washington Banquet speaker, and Holt, yellmaster. 
Captain Albert De Lapp has been elected alumni speaker and 
Smith Sophomore speaker at the Washington Banquet. 

Renewed spirit and enthusiasm accompanied our return to 
the house after the Christmas holidays. We extend a cordial 
invitation to our alumni to gather at our festal board again. 
Edwin Dibble, Fred Stock and Roland 11 inkle are recent 
pledges. Lieutenant Lewis Gray will return to his studies, pre- 
paratory to graduation in June. 

Beta Kappa celebrated her 31st anniversary February 1. 
May 30 to June 3 are the dates set for the annual stag house 
party at Baw Beese. We are making great plans for the reunion 
of fifty or more alumni at that time. The annual dinner party 
occurs February 21. 

The Chapter has been honored by visits from Captain Jesse 
Roberts, Lieutenant Rogers, Sergeant Miller, Privates Meredith 
and Swaney, Fenton Fish, Clark McColl, Gerald Collins, 
Wayne Price and Clyde Hobart, recently dismissed from his 
Y.M.C.A. duties in France. 


A. H. Dornan 

With the opening of the second semester Beta Lambda has 
reached a flourishing state following the abnormal conditions 
which prevailed on the campus for the past year. 

A number of the old boys have come back from different 
branches of the service, including Jerry Herrick, Philip McDuf- 
fie, Jack Foley, George Lipscomb and Frank Britton. Freddie 
Schutt has been honorably discharged from the air service and 
is working at Mt. Clemens, Mich. Ned Lyons has been dis- 
charged from the navy and has accepted a position with the 
Republic Motor Co., Alma, Mich. 

In general, Beta Lambda's fellowship is excellent, her 
finances are in good condition, and her prospects are bright 
for the coming year. 

Kenneth B. West 

Our chapter managed to weather the period of army life, 
though when the year began, conditions seemed to indicate 
disaster. Within a few weeks we had eleven men back 
and we pledged a number of men whom we initiated shortly 
after with a minimum of ceremony. We held meetings Sunday 
mornings or Saturday afternoons. Our house was about to have 
been taken over as barracks at the time of the signing of the 
armistice. Demobilization of the S.A.T.C. lost us two actives 
and eleven pledges but we had an active chapter back, number- 
ing fourteen men besides three pledges. Since then we have 
initiated two men and pledged four so we now expect the end of 
the year to find us with a strong chapter. 

The S.A.T.C. here at Albion was probably more of a suc- 
cess than in the average college. The standard of scholarship 
did not fall nearly as low as in many schools, the inspecting of- 
ficer of the S.A.T.C. accorded us the highest rating in general 
efficiency of any unit in the zone. Our officers were particularly 
good so we attribute much of the credit of our showing to them. 
More than half of the Alpha Taus were non-commissioned of- 
ficers in the unit. Hathaway was chosen as one of the first five 
men to go to Officer's Training Camp, but the war ended be- 
fore he was commissioned. 

We have one senior- and one junior this year. Browning, 
the senior, is president of the Pleiad Council and a member 
of the Electoral College. Werner, is president of the. Student 
Senate, Social secretary of the Y.M.O.A., member of the Pleiad 


Council, and treasurer of his class. Lapish is a member of the 
Board of Control, College Cooperative Association and the Ath- 
letic Board. Anderson is treasurer of the "Y" and West is on 
the Pleiad Staff. Smith made the "Math" club and Browning 
the "Chem" club. Hathaway earned his second "A" last fall 
on the football team, an aggregation which lost but one game 
throughout the season. Zerby, Scupholm and Dawson have been 
active in debating and oratory during the year and Dawson is 
freshman yell-master. 

At present, all but three men are in the house and as 
usual, we are having rousing good times. We arc running the 
commissary department and hire a cook whose wife ads as 
matron. The house itself has been partially re-decorated and 
some of the floors re-finished. 

During the period of the S.A.T.C. regime we held one 
semi-formal military party. All of the post officers were present 
and several soldier alumni. Brother I .an ins of Missouri Gam- 
ma Rho who is a "Y" secretary at Camp Custer attended and 
he has visited us one week-end since. 

Henry G. Haehn 

The history of Wisconsin Gamma Tan during the past 
few months, no doubt, resembles that of all other chapters for 
the same period. All of our men were in some branch of the 
service, and we were fortunate in having ten men in the S.A.T.C. 
here at Wisconsin. As our house was occupied by co-eds, we 
secured rooms where the boys could "drop around" during 
their spare moments. Under these strained circumstances, we 
initiated six men. 

We opened our house the first of the year with twenty- 
one men back. 

Lieut. "Chuck" Moore, just returned from overseas, 
"dropped in" recently, and we enjoyed some mighty interest- 
ing tales. Although "Chuck" was badly injured in an aero- 
plane accident, he is as lively and sound as ever. 

We have heard that "Dick" Steele has been honored with 
the distinguished service medal and has been cited several times 
for bravery. 

A great deal of enthusiasm is displayed over "Prom" 
which is to be held March 28. We plan to have a big home- 
coming party here at the house. 

David Moore and Alan Bryden are members of Haresfoot 
Dramatic club. We have entered the inter-fraternity bowling 



William H. WhitaJcer 

Gamma Lambda is proud to number over ninety men on 
the service roll, which constiutes the largest number in any 
fraternity represented in this university. The commissioned 
personnel of the chapter numbered over fifty, ranking up to 
major. We were not without casualties. Two men were killed 
in action ; namely, Leo Potter, and Harry Lubers, '09. The 
list of those who were wounded is more or less incomplete. 

Like all other colleges, the University of Colorado had the 
S.A.T.C. During this period fraternity activities were sus- 
pended. After demobilization in the latter part of December, 
rushing season opened, and Gamma Lambda was fortunate in 
securing eight pledges. There are now twenty men in the 
chapter. Some of the pledges in activities are: Neil Borden, 
secretary of the Boosters club, and a member of Sumalia, honor- 
ary junior society; Floyd Spencer is a member of the chapel 
choir, and the Glee club. At present he is the youngest member 
of the staff translating works from Loeb's Classical Library. 
The staff is composed of scholars from all over the United 
States. Robert Williams is assistant cheer leader; William 
Whitaker is an associate editor of the Coloradoan. 

Gamma Lambda's scholarship standing is as high as usual 
and she is well represented in scholarship activities. Duggan 
is a member of Sigma Tau. Henry Page is president of Tau 
Beta Pi, Les Killian is also a member. 

Joseph Grigsby is edtior-in-chief of the Coloradoan, is pre- 
sident of both the Y.M.C.A. and the Boosters club, and also a 
member of Heart and Dagger, senior honorary society. Murphy 
is captain of the baseball team for this season, and is also a 
member of the Boosters club, an associate editor of the Colora- 
doan, and a member of Sumalia, honorary junior society, din- 
ger is a member of the Dramatic Society and manager of the 
Glee club. Beacom is vice-president of the sophomore medical 
class. Killian is treasurer of the combined seniors. Page is 
the editor of the Engineer's section of the Coloradoan. Duggan 
is president of the combined Engineers. Brinkly and Curtis 
are on Hie track team. Curtis is also a member of Torch and 
Shield, honorary sophomore society. Three men will represent 
the chapter in baseball, Four in track, two in the Glee club, and 
three in the Dramatic society. M. .J. Wilson, a, brother from 

IVim. State, Gamma Omega, is with us, taking a post-graduate 
course for a Master's Degree in geology. 


Mrs. Etta Hotchkiss, for six years house-mother at Kansas 
Gamma Theta, is with Gamma Lambda this year. This is the 
first year that the chapter has had a house-mother, and the new 
plan is a great success. 

All the brothers are pulling together for a new house. The 
lot is paid for, the plans are drawn, and with the proper sup- 
port from the alumni it is hoped that Alpha Tau Omega here 
will have, in the near future, an edifice which will be the envy 
of all other Greeks. 

George M. DeVoe 

The S.A.T.C. and the demobilization which accompanied it 
are now vague memories at K. XL, and Greek letter folks are 
rapidly resuming their pre-war activities. 

Gamma Mu has twenty active members at this writing, only 
two of whom are seniors. Carl Campbell, Jack O'Donnell and 
Gilbert Wann are expected to return shortly, and these, to- 
gether with a number of prospects will put us on a peace-time 
basis. Very few of our old men have returned from service; 
with few exceptions, they are still across the water watching 
the Hun. 

Word was received recently of the death of Lieut. Frank 
J. Fisher. He was killed in action November 4 at Stenay Gap, 
and has since been recommended for a posthumous award of 
the Medal of Honor. 

Basketball is the only sport now in season. Ray Bennett 
plays on the varsity. Two men work hard at track — Glenn 
Felton on the dashes and George Malkmus on the jumps and 

Frank Goodnow, Walter Zoellner, -lack O'Donnell, Cecil 
Burden and Ben Forbes, '11, returned for our tenth annual 
Washington's Birthday party. The affair was a great "suc- 
cess" and was a reminder of the "good old days" before the 

Considering the unfavorable conditions of the past two 
years Gamma Mu is in excellent shape, but we are looking for- 
ward to great things next year when the boys from the trenches 
and camps will be with us once more. 

Frank D. Patty 

Gamma Theta opened the second semester with twenty 
active members. Ensign Eugene Moore, Lieutenant Harold 


Gerhart, and Sergeant Bob Brown have returned and we are 
expecting other members back soon. Fourteen pledges were 
initiated Nov. 14, they are Leland Potter, Harold Lindley, 
Frank Bieser, Henry Bassett, Norman "White, Tom Lees, Allan 
Wolcott, Maynard Dunlap, Sydney Stewart, Wayne Loomis, 
Millard Townsend, Homer Sandrock, Remey Clem, and Rich- 
ard Harshman. Only six of these are now in college, but the 
rest will return next fall. 

After the demobilization of the S.A.T.C. our chapter at 
once returned to normal conditions, as we had kept the house 
open all year. Captain Frankforter, Gamma Theta, has been 
recently appointed Commandant of the R.O.T.C. unit. Chap- 
lain Arthur Marsh, '06, was the only man killed in action. 
Gamma Theta has the proud record of a hundred and one men 
in the service, of which fifty-five were commissioned. 

In athletics Elmer Schellenberg, Richard Newman, Raymond 
Jobes ani Everett Lanphere were letter men in football. Bas- 
sett, Stewart, Ernst and McCoy were members of the reserve. 
In basketball Newman, Schellenberg and Bailey are on the 

Gerhart is "Junior Managing Editor" of the "Corn- 
husker," and Patty was Business Manager of the Daily Neb- 
raskan the first semester. Schallenberg and Gerhart were 
elected to the Junior men's honorary society the "Vikings," 
and Gerhart to the Kosmet Klub, and Sigma Delta Chi. Bailey 
is a member of the Student Publication Board. Lanphere, 
Clem, Harshman and Ed Bush are members of the band. 

Charles B. Coolidge 

October 10 the following Gamma Psi initiates arrived on 
the campus of the University of Wyoming to be inducted into 
the S.A.T.C. : Glen Laird, Robert Ingham, Robert Burns, Alden 
Avent, Glen Parker, Carroll Whitmer, Archie Heigert, Richard 
Butler and Charles Coolidge. The pledges: Arthur Essert, 
Hardy Appleby, Oliver Knight and Walter Jensen. Soon 
George Cline, Murray Klein, Sam Neff, Bill Fell, Carol Sim- 
mons, Arthur Lauder, returned. Knight and Neff were ini- 
tiated before they were transferred to different branches of 
service, tin- former to West Point, the latter to a C.T.O.S. at 
Camp McArthur, T<w;is. The Sunday before induction the 
chapter held pledging ceremonies followed by a smoker, the only 
social evenl given during the period of the S.A.T.C. owing to 
"flu'" quarantine and later regulations against any kind of fra- 
ternity functions. No formal meetings were held, and»very few 


informal meetings were possible, with the result that A.T.O. 
along with the other fraternities at Wyoming seareeV more than 
kept intact. The house was rented to the S.A.T.C. 

New Year's brought a reconstruction period for Gamma Psi. 
Eleven initiates and six pledges arrived to assist in putting the 
house in order, including Lloyd Buchanan, Laird, Avent, Leslie 
Crawford, Heigert, Simpson, Ingham, Butler, Burns, NeflE and 
Coolidge. Fred Layman showed up. The chapter then pledged 
Bert Godfrey, Paul Peterson, Wilmur Stevens, William Rhodes. 
Lee Carrol, and Michael Wind. Tracy McCraken, an alumnus, 
is boarding at the house making a total of nineteen. 

One smoker was given at the beginning of the semester which 
served as a rushing and reunion party combined. Gamma Psi 
has lost no rushee since New Years. The sixtli annual ball of the 
chapter was given in the University gymnasium, February 14. 
The initiation and installation banquet will take place March _!4. 

The chapter has received visits from the following discharged 
alumni: James Davis, Stores Sutphin, Elwood Davis, Stanley 
Greenbaum, Tracy McCraken, Sam Hitchcock and Dorman 

The University of Wyoming is beginning its reconstruction 
period with the enrollment rapidly becoming normal and resinn- 
ing its various ante bellum activities. Among these, inter-colle- 
giate basketball has shown the most promise. Its team has won 
three out of the four games played BO far. This is to the credit 
of Gamma Psi, as the whole first team and two substitutes are 
A.T.O. initiates or pledges. 



K. I). Anderson 

At the opening of college, last fall, the chances of building 
up the fraternity and of continuing "frat" life, were very few. 

Orders came from the war department that no fraternities 
should open, so this settled all questions as to the pledging of 
new men. 

Finally the armistice was signed and the winter semester 
opened with nearly all the men in "the service," who had been 
discharged, back. All but two of the present members were in 
either the Army or the Navy. The old men who came back were, 
Lieutenant C. A. Sargent, Aviation Corps, R. F. Woodman and 
K. R. Farr, Naval Reserves. 

Every fellow in the fraternity is co-operating to put the 
fraternity back on a pre-war basis, and we feel sure that by 


the end of this college year, the fraternity will have regained its 
high standing. 

We have not had any college athletic teams this year, be- 
cause it was practically impossible to carry on any form of ath- 
letics in connection with the military restriction maintained 

One of our members, R. C. Hopkins, has been elected a 
member of Tau Beta Pi, and another one, R. A. Wilkins, has 
been made a member of Alpha Chi Sigma, an honor fraternity 
for Chemists. He also received the Dupont scholarship of 


Neil F. Leonard 

We were fortunate last fall in having several upper-class- 
men not in the S. A. T. C. It was due to the untiring efforts of 
these three men that the chapter was kept alive. A room was 
secured, meetings were held, and we pledged thirteen freshmen. 

Gamma Alpha was represented in football by Fraas, '20; 
Dlobeare, '22 ; Cook, '21 ; McCracken, '21, members of the var- 
sity team. 

Fourteen upper-classmen returned in January, making 
twenty-seven in the house. We are practically free from debt 
and hope to buy a house before next fall. 

Brother Kelly, '21, died of the influenza last fall. He was 
a good student, loyal to his fraternity and college, and he leaves 
a gap which no other can fill. He was given a military funeral 
and every man in college, from the president to the janitor, 
expressed his respect and sympathy. 

Bucknam and Fraas, '20, are members of the varsity base- 
ball team and with the aid of Williams and Callahan, '22, 
we expect to be well represented on the diamond this spring. 

We opened the social season with a dance, pronounced by 
members of the faculty and representatives from other fra- 
ternities as "the best in years." The initiation banquet is 
scheduled for February 22. 

Edmund S. Whitman 

Wandering Greeks marooned in the various S.A.T.C.'s are 
as common as Hies. Hen; at M. I. T. the brothers' frantic 
appeals to be put in the same company were wasted. Followed 
;i period of fraternal oblivion, broken only by Company E, 
whose top was Hays (Penn. A. II). Two initiates were ser- 
geants, while two older brothers were high ranking privates. 


All the other brothers were pretty equally distributed over the 
surrounding scenery; several "gobbing on the great white way' 1 
in the land navy. 

On week-ends, after Whitman had finished polishing win- 
dows, the brothers usually managed to get together more or 
less, but the fraternity was not really organized until the 
armistice had been signed. Then the few who were in the camps 
took up Avhat rushing was possible, with a lot of pep. The re- 
sults were equal to, if not better, than our standard. Ten men 
were pledged by the time the camp had been disorganized. There 
were fourteen old men in the chapter, eleven living in the house. 
Feldsine (New York Beta Theta), Faris (Ohio Gamma Kappa), 
and Craig (Penn. A. P.), are also in the Institute, and Bays is 
again back. 

Kennedy is our first representative back from Prance. 
He joined Macomber's regiment as a private and got a com- 
mission before leaving this country. He is not sure whether 
he will return or not. Marine is in New York City recovering 
from a severe accident incurred in France. He expects to be 
able to pay Beta Gamma a visit in a couple of months. 

Roche and Sands (New York Beta Theta) have been with us 
this year for a short time. Clif has been very popular, what with 
his musical talent and personality. Simkins and Hamlin (Ore- 
gon Gamma Phi) have been our guests and are at present both 
at Harvard. Brother Schiffer (Wash. Gamma Pi) is doing per- 
sonnel work in Boston. 

The house has given one dance so far, and we a it scheduled 
for another. Things are running smoothly in the fraternity and 
at the Institute. Alpha Tan is ably represented in activities, 
and hopes to see the bowling trophy roosting on its mantel be- 
side the baseball cup. 

Harold H. Porter 

"Back again stronger than ever," is the heading of a letter 
by the W. M. in the current issue of the Gamma Beta Alumnus-, 
which in five words gives the status of this chapter at the pres- 
ent time. At the opening of college in October, but fourteen 
men reported, and the formation of the S. A. T. C. rendered 
these men powerless to work for the fraternity. 

The problem of the chapter house, which appeared at first 
to be an elephant on our hands was solved by the Officers of the 
S. A. T. C. who picked ours as their quarters. This lifted the 
big financial load from the active chapter and the alumni cor- 
poration. It was hard for the active men to be crowded into 


the dormitories in military fashion, while aliens enjoyed the use 
and misuse of the house, but, c'est la guerre, and when after a 
short month's intensive training, the chapel bell rang the glad 
tidings of an armistice, it was realized that the worst was over. 

Early in December the S. A. T. C. was disbanded, and on 
December 29, the house was turned over to us, but in bad con- 
dition. Every floor in the house required either paint or var- 
nish ; in fact from cellar to ' ' lamp pasture ' ' repairs were in order. 
For three, days the brothers worked like mad but on the open- 
ing of the rushing season on registration day, January 2, 
never had the house looked better. 

On registration day sixteen active men were on duty. The 
rushing was intensive for at the beginning, the chapter knew, 
from a two months association just which men were A. T. O. 
material, and rushed accordingly. On the next day four men, 
two sophomores and two freshmen, put on the crescent and 
stars, and for the next week they kept coming, until we had 
eleven men pledged out of twelve bid. 

We have initiated seven and when the remaining four are 
in the fold Gamma Beta will have a normal chapter roll of 27 
members. Besides this, two alumni, "Bills" Walker and Mc- 
Kenzie, are back for advanced work and are living at the house. 
There is a prospect that Eveleth, ex- '19, lately with the avia- 
tion corps in France, and Charlie Hayward will return to col- 
lege at midyears. 

Financially the chapter is solvent, thanks to the Alumni 
corporation and to George Miller, '06, secretary to President 
Bumpus, who during the, regime of the S. A. T. C. carried 
most of the burdens of the chapter. 

Socially too, the chapter appears to be "there." The 
passing of two informal house parties and the plans for the 
annual fraternity dance on February 21, have all tended to con- 
vince our new men that we were a live aggregation. Athlet- 
ically A. T. 0. is well represented. The captain, Cahoon, and 
Conn, manager and at least two other men are on the football 
team. Blair, '21, is captain and coach of track, and Bickford, 
'19, is manager; while in basketball which for the first time has 
been started as a varsity sport we have one man on the first five. 
The Glee and Mandolin (dubs brought out eight or ten candi- 
dates from the house. 

It is with deep regret that the active chapter has learned 
of the death of six alumni brothers in the past few months. 
Four brothers died in the service of Uncle Sam: W. J. Ben- 
in -it, '1 1. lieutenanl r. S. A., of wounds received in action, Sep- 
tember 25, 1918; Windom A. Allen, '15, private U. 8. A., from 
effects of <ras poisoning January 31, 1919; George A. Richard- 


son, lieutenant U. S. N., of pneumonia; and Paul T. Kearney, 
ex-'15, lieutenant U. S. A.; and Albert B. Sim, ex- '12, and 
Myron W. Smith, ex- '11. 

R. G. Ferguson 

When it was known that Worcester Tech. was to have a 
S. A. T. C, Gamma Sigma offered the use of her house, which 
was taken, and about fifty men were quartered in it. Roger 
Jenness, acting top-sergeant, was in charge, but only for a short 
time, as he and Stanley McCaslin were sent to Fort Monroe to a 
candidate school 0. T. C. The majority of the Brothers were 
in the Naval Unit. Ned Ormsbee was rated as a First Class 
Company Commander, while Paul Harriman was a Second 
Class Company Commander. Ray Heath was sent to the En- 
sign school at Stevens Institute. H. B. Moelter who left school 
last spring is also down there. 

As soon as we heard that the S. A. T. C. was to be dis- 
banded, we got to work. The house was in pretty had shape 
but it was repaired at the school's expense. R. H. Wolcott, a 
Worcester alumnus, was a big factor in seeing that the house 
was put in good condition, and we certainly appreciate his work. 
We soon pledged some fine men, who have been initiated: 
A. M. Duff, E. H. Colesworthy, H. A. Johnson, N. T. Heffer- 
nan, R. M. Henshaw, L. K. Hyde, E. L. Reilley, G. V. Upton, 
and R. Williamson. 

Several men who entered the service have returned to 
finish their courses. Lt. Heffernan, in command of Co. A 
at Georgia Tech., is again with us. He met many of the Broth- 
ers of Beta Iota down there and brings back some interesting 
news. Lt. Carlson, who Avas stationed at Camp Grant, is also 
back. P. S. Haselton has returned from the New London 
Experimental Station where he was commissioned Ensign. Ray 
Foss, who was at Kelly Field, is now finishing his course. Jen- 
ness and McCaslin have also returned. This has strengthened 
our chapter greatly, and we now have twenty-eight active mem- 

The Gamma Sigma men have taken a big part in school 
activities. Judah Humphrey is president of 1919 and of the 
Tech Council. Alden Carlson is vice-president of 1919, pres- 
ident of the Athletic Council, and captain-elect of baseball. 
Paul Harriman was football manager and is now in charge of 
the Tech News. Roger Jenness is president of 1921, and Edward 
Colesworthy is vice-president of 1922. We had nine men on the 
football squad and five were awarded W's: Capt. Mossberg, 


Colesworthy, Manning, Orrnsbee, and Harriman. We also have 
three men on the star basketball squad, Carlson, Mossberg, 
Orrnsbee, while Shaw is assistant manager. 

At the annual carnival, Gamma Sigma put on an act en- 
titled "Abaft the Lee Scuppers." It was a good act but we 
failed to win the cup of which we have one leg. In the Inter- 
fraternity basketball league, we were tied for first place. We 
have a fast team and expect to come out on top. Gamma Sigma 
held its first house dance of the year on February 15. It was 
well attended and everyone had a very enjoyable time. 

We have received visits from Farrel of Gamma Alpha and 
from Rundlett, Morgan, and Buttler from Beta Gamma. Capt. 
M. L. Haselton who has just returned from France, also re- 
mained with us for a few days. 

H. P. Felker 

In spite of the difficulty of continuing fraternity activities 
during the period of the Students Army Training Corps, N. H. 
Delta Delta clung to its pre-war spirit. Our fraternity house 
was used by the Government as officers' headquarters, conse- 
quently our meetings were held at irregular intervals, were 
quite informal and held most anywhere we could get together 
without being disturbed. 

Those meetings and heart to heart talks will long be remem- 
bered by those of us who helped hold the chapter together dur- 
ing the military life of New Hampshire College. Before the 
S. A. T. C. was disbanded thirteen freshmen had been pledged. 

Aside from our informal meetings, two "smokers" helped 
to give the newly pledged men an idea of real fraternity spirit. 

At our last smoker, held the night before we were dis- 
charged from service, live talks from nine alumni Brothers gave 
us a good foundation on which to start activities when college 
opened under normal conditions January 1. 

Registration day found eighteen of the old men back as 
well as five of the freshmen pledged during the S. A. T. C. The 
remaining eight pledged men were unable to begin college this 
winter but expect to be with us next fall. 

The five returning freshmen together with three others 
have been initiated since January 1st. Lt. C. A. Bennett, 
recently returned from over-seas duty, and "Clem" Wakefield, 
who has just received his discharge from the Navy, are with 
us and expect to graduate next June. 

Athletics and other college activities find N. II. Delta Delhi 
to the fore. Anderson, '21, the star ofl last year's five, has 


featured in each of the six games, all victories, this year. 
Harris, '22, is doing excellent work for the team, as well as 
Nutter and Lawrence, '22. Hoffman, '19, is leading the college 
orchestra; Weigel, '20, is the manager; Shillaber, '19, is pres- 
ident of the student council and of the Portsmouth Club and 
treasurer of his class and of the engineering society; Wheeler, 
'19, is business manager of The New Hampshire and secretary 
of the Y. M. C. A. ; Twaddle, '20, is president of the Y. M. C. A. ; 
Felker, '20, is treasurer of his class and heads the executive 
committee for Prom Week; Anderson, '21, and Nutter, '22, 
are presidents of their respective classes; Emery, '19, is presi- 
dent of the Athletic Association ; Paterson, '20, is assistant bas- 
ketball manager and associate editor of the 1920 Granite. 

Last spring the house was newly papered and painted in- 
side, the floors varnished and some furniture added. As the 
property was used very well by the officers of* the S. A. T. G. 
it is in excellent condition this year. 

We have been pleased to welcome back some of our alumni. 
Wentworth, '17, captain in the Marines, who witnessed the sur- 
render of the German fleet and President Wilson's arrival in 
Europe, was one of the first to visit us. 

Joseph A. Sullivan and Prank D. Ellsworth, both of '16, 
and members of Gamma Theta Fraternity, have been initiated 
into A. T. O. since January 1. Lieut. E. I). Frizzell, ex- '16, 
Gamma Theta, Miltimore and Willand, '18, Bean, '15, Robinson, 
'16, Plummer, ex- '19, and Pitman, ex- '20, have called at differ- 
ent times. Undergraduates who have spent week-ends with us 
are Owen, '19, Booth, '20, Ewart, '19, Currier, '20, R. B. Emery, 
'19,- and Bailey, '20. All expect to return next year. P. B. 
Torrey, '19, who has been in action many times with the First 
Gas Regiment, is back in the States and hopes to return to col- 
lege soon. 

Our first freshman initiation banquet will be held the even- 
ing of February 15, 1919. 


R. E. Cook 

Last September the S. A. T. C. was established at Brown 
and the fraternities were temporarily suspended. In January 
the college was placed on a pre-war basis and the chapter houses 
were again opened. Eleven active members and three pledges, 
who had been in service at the college, were with us and more 
Brothers are expected back. These pledges were soon initiated 
and seven more men were pledged. With the return of two 


more men from the service the total active membership was 
brought up to twenty-one. 

Of our men in service, E. Orteig, W. B. Leonard, and A. E. 
Axt of the navy have resumed their studies at college. The 
men from the army who have returned are C. H. Peckham, 
R. C. Knight, and K. M. Woodin, formerly attending the Offic- 
ers' Training School at Camp Lee, Va., and S. M. Dore, of the 
Artillery Officers' School at Fortress Monroe, Va., R. A. Gladue 
of the Ordance Dept., has been discharged and is expecting to 
return to college. H. L. Emidy, who was at the front sixteen 
months with the twenty-sixth division, has been discharged and 
will soon re-enter college. Emidy brought us news of the other 
Gamma Delta boys over there : R. T. Staples is now a captain 
of artillery, and H. T. Samson was cited for bravery on the 

An especially large class entered college this year and so 
far only about half the Freshmen have been pledged to fra- 
ternities. Thus we should be able to increase our chapter to 
at least twenty-five. 

A dance was given for the pledges and it was most success- 
ful. W. A. King, now a student at Harvard Medical School, 
was present. 

C. R. Adams, who completed his undergraduate studies in 
three years and made Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Psi, is now 
a member of the faculty of Brown. 

Clyde W. Horton 

The University of Vermont opened its regular collegiate 
year January 2, 1919., On or soon after that date Beta Zeta 
had thirteen old men back. The fraternity house had been given 
over to us again by the Government, but there were repairs 
which had to be made before we could get settled. This pro- 
cess took us nearly three weeks, but at last we began to feel at 
home again. We initiated nine freshmen and two sophomores, 
all but two of whom had been pledged up in the Students' 
Army Training Corps. There is yet one freshman to be initi- 
ated and one man failed to return to college this year. At 
present eleven brothers are living in the house and live more* 
expect to come in soon. 

Blood, '20, Worthy Master, is captain of his class basket- 
hall team and is playing a great game as usual. lie is also a 
member of Key and Serpent, the junior honorary society; and 
Melisseflon, the junior-senior society, Ilerriek, '21, is a mem- 
ber of the sophomore committee which takes charge of activ- 


ities regarding the freshmen. E. E. Horton and McGuire are 
playing basketball for their class teams. In military we are 
represented by Thayer, captain, and by several sergeants and 
corporals. Titus, '20, Avas recently elected to the Ariel board. 
Among the new brothers are Devino, '21, manager of class bas- 
ketball, and Estes, '22, who was given honorable mention in the 
prize entrance examination in mathematics with the addition 
that he had the best paper in algebra. The Glee Club has not 
started its rehearsals yet, but Beta Zeta is sure to be represented 
there, as also in baseball and social functions. Herrick, '21, 
chairman of our Kake Walk committee is fast rounding into 
shape our stunt for the biggest event of the college year. 

We are proud to say that Beta Zeta stood at the head of 
the men's fraternities in scholastic standing the last half of last 
year, and in fact came very near to passing one of the sororities. 
Our new brothers are some of the best men in college and we 
expect much from them as students, athletes, and workers in 
class, college and social affairs. 

Norman, '19, who came back to college in October to join 
the S.A.T.C, was stricken with a temporary loss of his mind 
soon after the opening and at present is in New York receiving 
treatment. Morrissey, '20, left on account of sickness. 



R. A. Cushman 

The re-opening of the University brought back a fine crowd 
of sailors, soldiers, and war-workers. The Army contributed 
Captain Winship, '18, 1st Lieutenant Seymour, '18, Lieuten- 
ants Pentland, '17; Mason, 18; Schnee,' '18; Narwold, 20; 
Sands, '19; Sergeant Hubbell, 18. From A.T.CVs, Gawne, '20, 
Keller, '20, Noble, '21, Harrington, '21, Riley, '21, Mitchell, '21, 
Barker, '21. Those who came back from Naval service, Ensigns 
(Aviation), Hall, 18 and Woodruff, 18. Petty Officers, Christie, 
18, Gillette, '20, Griffith, '21. 

We were pleased to find the Chapter house in comparatively 
good condition, some damage having been done to the floors by 
the men in the S.A.T.C. We began rushing at once, and pledged 
five men, F. A. Baldauf and F. F. Schoepflin of Buffalo, W. S. 
Bernard, Jr., and Douglas Lorenz of Dayton, and J. H. Neun 
of Rochester. A senior, C. P. Nourse of Milwaukee, was the 
last pledge. 

The initiation of Daldauf, Schoepflin, Bernard, Nourse and 
Neun took place February ninth, followed by a banquet in the 


Dutch Kitchen at the Hotel Ithaca. The Alumni present were 
W. B. Cornell, G. S. Truman, J. S. Truman, Ernest Miller, E. 
P. Andrews, E. E. Haskell and C. C. Piatt. C. E. Cornell acted 
as Toastmaster. The whole affair was very enjoyable. 

The various University activities are practically in full 
swing now, the usual number of competitions, try-out and meet- 
ings show that the blight of war has largely been removed from 
the University life. Except for the number of uniforms still 
seen on the Campus, we have returned to peace-time condi- 

W. L. Minick, Jr., of Pennsylvania Alpha Upsilon has been 
affiliated. Bill is taking mechanical engineering. 

In January, Ensigns J. E. Laird, '18 and H. C. Kelleran, 
'15 were with us for a day or two. 

Jesse M. Cressman 

The first term of college opened on January the second, 
and our chapter was now greatly strengthened by the return of 
the following brothers, who received their discharges from the 
service: Lt. Leemhuis, Steel, Lt. Dubbs, Lt. Romig, '19, Lt. 
Brown, '19, Lt. Hill, '20, Lt, Oberly, '20, Shankweiler, ex- '21. 
Shankweiler was in the artillery and saw 18 months service 
overseas while Steel was 12 months overseas serving in the medi- 
cal corps of the Navy. We have also initiated Lt. Kehl Mark- 
ley, ex- '18, Edelman, '21 and Sherman, '22. 

On January 17th, we held a smoker for the returning broth- 
ers. Several alumni brothers were present, these being Bern- 
heim, Fasig, Boyle, Afflerbach and Kleckner. 

During January many improvements were made on the 
house. New mission furniture was bought for one room, while 
the remaining furniture of the house was re-upholstered. The 
halls and one room were also re-papered. 

Our Chapter has made an excellent showing in student activ- 
ities. Dubbs is vice-president of the student body and Snyder, 
treasurer and L. A. Markley, '19 secretary. Sherman Oberly 
is an associate editor on the weekly staff, and Wehr is an as- 
sistant business manager. At the last regular meeting of the 
student, body Steel was eleeted representative to the Athletic 
Association and Cressman was elected assistant track manager. 
Schwartz is Leader and piano soloist of the Glee club; Hill is 
assistant business manager, while L. A. Markley, lieichard, 
Oberly, Barthold, Hodge and Lantz are also members of the 
Huh. ' 

We have been glad to greet many alumni visitors at the 


house since returning, among whom were Lt. Charles Gebert, 
Parker, Ritter, Reisner, Lt. Paul Gebert, Sellout, Don Marks, 
Wahl, Jones and Fitzgerald. 


J. H. Mump' r 

The reopening of college finds Alpha Upsilon with fifteen 
brothers back to work and the fraternity lit'.' enjoyed before 
the S.A.T.C. 

During the S.A.T.C. period our house was used as the unit 
hospital and it was only on special occasions that even business 
meetings wen* held. But with the college almost back to nor- 
mal again, altho with not much more than half the enrollment, 
we are in better shape financially and every way than we have 
been for a good while. 

We are glad to have with as again Brennaman lately dis- 
charged from the U. S. Navy where be served in the coast patrol 
fleet on the U. S. S. Wisconsin. On February 4. we Initiated 
Pledge James W. McDowell. In the college activities Mahaffie 
and McDowell represent us on the basketball squad, Reif and 
Baker are playing with the orchestra, W. M. Zarr is basketball 
manager and chairman of the Junior Prom, committee, Mahaffie 
is Freshman class president, and Mumper is in tie- cast for the 
annual Sophomore Class play. 

A few weeks ago we were visited by "Jack" McGollough 
lately returned from France, where he served with the U. S. 
Aerial Service and did good work as an aerial scout. On Oct. 
16. he got his Hun, bringing him down behind the American 
lines. He also brought greetings from •"Bill" Mahaffie, former 
Gettysburg athlete, also in the Aerial Service "over there." 

Harold P. Griffith 

To be torn from autocratic rule, as it were, and placed 
under democratic rule, is a great step for any group of indi- 
viduals to take in life. Whether the group be a nation, a col- 
lege, or a fraternity; the same principles are involved, and a 
"most tremendous" relief is felt by those concerned. At least. 
Gamma Omega feels ''a new lease of life." and is now able to 
live up to the real reputation of a fraternity — not a barracks. 
Everything is on a pre-war basis. 

When the S.A.T.C. unit was mustered out. we lost some 
of our "war-babies," some of whom expect to return next fall. 
AVe have five pledges who will be initiated soon : Maginnis, 


Balsbaugh, Kylander, Jones, and Griffith. Our chapter roll 
comprises fifteen men, four of whom came back this semester : 
Lieuts. Monroe and Ross were in military camps ; and Dunbar 
was a flying cadet in naval aviation. Vincent has re-entered 
college. Paul Weir was graduated at midyear in mining engin- 
eering. Some of the brothers who have visited us recently are : 
MacMain, Czarneckie, Enoch, Christ}^ and Johnston. 

We plan to have a big- house party in June. Every alumni 
member is expected to come back so we can make it a get-together 
party. We have a fund started with which we expect to pur- 
chase a bronze plate in the near future. Every man from our 
chapter who took part in the Great War will have his name 
placed on it. 

Gamma Omega lost five of her members in the war. They 
are : Lamb, Shenton, Braker, Humphries, and Bishop. Their 
past records are worthy of note, and we feel their loss as true 
brothers, but above all as men. 

Henry A. Bourne, Jr. 

Penn Tau is just getting back into normal condition after 
two years of war-time confusion. Fraternity activities were 
suspended last summer but were resumed the sixth of January 
with the opening of the new term. A good many of the older 
members who have been in the service have returned to college 
and soon we expect the chapter will again have the same per- 
sonnel that it had two years ago. 

At present we have seventeen men and three men pledged 
from the Sophomore class. Rushing season started February 
tenth and we expect to pledge about fifteen men. One of the 
biggest things that we have accomplished has been the change 
from the old chapter house to a bigger and better one. At 
present we have a very fine house adjoining the campus and 
we have it very comfortably fitted up. 

The chapter is well represented in activities, Arthur C. 
McCarty is manager of the basketball team, editor-in-chief of 
the Pi iinsijlnanian and member of the Sphinx Senior Society. 

.hick Roberts is president of Hie Senior- class in the archi- 
tectural school and recently won the Beaux Arts Prize in tin; 
national compel it ion. Ramonat is playing on the 'Varsity 
basketball team and Schilling is holding down a place on the 
Freshman crew. Jones and Schroth are likely to make the 
'Varsity eight. 

Our Alumni have made a record in the war of which the 
chapter is proud. We were represented in every branch of the 


service. Robert Clark has been flying with the army aviation 
corps in Italy for the past year. Bill Jenne, captain in the Royal 
Flying Corps, has been in active service in France for the past 
year and a half and has two Hun planes to his credit. Hackney 
has been serving with the artillery in France but expects to be 
home soon. Walter Peterson, who went to France two years 
ago in the ambulance service, has been awarded the Croix de 
Guerre for conspicuous bravery in action. Vandervoort is cap- 
tain in the Dental Corps and Van Winkle is a lieutenant in the 
medical corps serving in France. Shivery, lieutenant in Marine 
Aviation, and Al Williams, lieutenant in the army have both re- 
turned to the state after active service overseas. Bill Mitchell. 
captain in a machine-gun battalion, is back again with many 
exciting tales of his experiences in France. (Jeorge Walton, 
lieutenant in the Navy, is now sailing between San Francisco 
and Vladivostock. Other alumni who were in the national 
service are Philip Tabor, Howard Berry, Lou Young, Stanley 
Joy, Asa Baker, Bob Culp, Gilbert Mustin, Charley Barrett, 
Jack DeHart, Charles Keeley, and Carl Miller. 

The chapter lost three loyal brothers during the great strug- 
gle. Arthur T. Eissing succumbed to pneumonia while serving 
with the army flying corps, Herbert Alyea Collins was killed in 
an aeroplane accident and Pendleton Way met his death while 
serving with the army flying corps. It was a hard blow to the 
chapter to hear of the deaths of these three brothers for they were 
admired and beloved by all who knew them and while in college 
they did much to put the chapter in the high position which it 
now holds. 


J. Harper Erwin, Jr. 

When the University again resumed its pre-war status, N. C. 
Alpha Delta was on the job. With the return of Poag, Poin- 
dexter, and Erwin, the chapter was greatly strengthened. We 
are fortunate in having two affiliates from N. C. Xi : J. C. 
Smoot and J. B. Douglas, who will materially aid the chapter. 
At mid-year we initiated J. Saunders Williamson, Burlington, 
N. C, and Sidney Pruden, Greensboro, N. C. 

We are out of debt and have money in the bank, which is 
enough said on that subject. 

The membership of the chapter is ten. In Liberal Arts we 
have six students, one senior, two juniors and three sophomores ; 
in Law, three, and in Medicine, one. The scholastic standing is 
a credit to the chapter. 


We have for the coming spring festivities, Poindexter, lead- 
er of the Junior Prom; Grant, assistant leader of the German 
Club Dance; Erwin, assistant leader of the Sophomore Hop. 

Pemberton, MacMillan and Pressly did not return for the 
spring term, but they will be with us again next fall. 

During the past month we were visited by Camron* and 
Donald MacRae. Donald, who was commissioned 1st Lieut, 
and saw service overseas, entertained us with many interesting 
tales of his experiences and also of the history of the chapter. 

Zach Toms 

Virginia Delta is beginning to recover from the hardships 
occasioned by war and its incidents and once more finds itself 
in a position to attend properly to the administration of the 
needs of the fraternity. There have been times in the past 
few months when it seemed that the very existence of the chap- 
ter was threatened, but the return of peace and some of our 
members, who had been discharged from the service, gave us a 
new start, and we are looking forward to a successful year. 

At present our chapter consists of nine members — a large 
number as compared to our membership of two last fall. Of 
these nine, four are initiates. They are : A. S. Kemper, Lynn- 
wood, Va. ; W. F. Hickson, C. F. Kinnier, and R. A. Harris, of 

Although our membership has been small, Virginia Delta 
prides herself on the part her members have taken in the student 
activities at the University. Holland and Ryan were elected 
members of the Lambda Pi academic fraternity; Holland and 
Edmunds were elected members of the P. K. Society; Ryan 
and Edmunds members of the German Club; Holland Sec.-Treas. 
of the Engineering Department; Edmunds a member of the T. I. 
L. K. A. Ribbon Society and also of the Phi Delta Phi law fra- 

Holland and Edmunds represented the chapter in athletics. 
Holland caught on the first year baseball team; Edmunds is a 
substitute on the varsity basketball team. 


Henry C. Wagner 

Slowly but surely AH. Union College is ('merging from the 
sad slat.- of affairs in which she was placed by the war. 

J. Max Lichty, who has recently been commissioned a, sec- 


ond lieutenant in the hospital corps, returned to college this 
semester. Immediately he was elected Business Manager of the 
college annual. Fred Coleman has also returned from Camp 
Sherman. John Lindsay, who has been commissioned in the avi- 
ation corps, visited the chapter and expects to be back in college 
next fall. Word has been received from many of the brothers 
stating a desire to get out of the service and return to school. 
J. Wesley Graham, Geo. W. Nycamp, Earl McCaskey, R. W. 
Andler, John Thorpe, Ray McLean and M. T. Ellis have been 
heard from. These boys are all on the Rhine with the army of 

Merrill T. Ellis has been decorated with the Belgium War 
Cross for bravery in the face of extreme danger. He is one 
of the two Mount Union men to receive this honor. Geo. Nycamp 
was recently reported injured, but stated in a letter that he is 
getting along nicely. 

E. J. Kunkle was elected historian of the sophomore class. 
In the S. A. T. C, Alpha Nu was represented by seven corporals 
and one sergeant. 

Alpha Nu is fortunate in having a good percentage of her 
pledges back in college. Irving Howell, Rollin Smiley, Homer 
Bradshaw, Dempsey Frazier, Paul Boyer, Neale Stewart, Ralph 
Courtright, Carl Fisher, Melvin Porterfield, Stanley Cady, Lea 
Cobbs, George Pluchel, Robert Tollerton, George King and Ken- 
neth Shook. The annual Pledge Party was given at the home 
of George King. The boys invited their lady friends, and all 
enjoyed the evening. 

Seven men earned their "M" in football. They are Allott, 
Carr, Wagner, McBride, Cady, Mills and Morris. ' McBride is 
the star of the team and is touted by most critics as the best 
forward in the state. McBride and Wagner are on the varsity 
basketball team. 

Not having enough men back to start a house after the 
S. A. T. C. was disbanded (only seven upper classmen having 
returned) we have taken several rooms and are living together. 
Of course it is not as enjoyable as having our own home but 
we are holding our meetings, initiation stunts, etc., and are 
making 1 the best of it. 

We are again becoming enthused over our new house prop- 
osition and hope to have it by next fall. The plans are made 
and the contract given and we hope to break ground in less 
than a month. 


Herbert T. McAnly 

With the opening of Wittenberg for the second semester 
fifteen men returned to Ohio Alpha Psi, and as a result of their 
work during the past month, our chapter is now running as 
though never handicapped by the great turmoil from which 
we are emerging. 

Throughout the first semester, until discharged in De- 
cember, the entire active chapter were members of the S. A. T. C. 
unit. The chapter was kept alive and, by means of a special 
assessment, the house kept open at all times, where the brothers 
spent many happy hours when on "short passes" from the 
post. Our service flag carries ninety-three blue stars, two gold 
and two silver stars and two triangles. 

The general condition of the chapter, financially and other- 
wise, is the best it ever has been. We have three freshmen 
pledges, W. E. Nelson, F. C. Ogg, and G. Hall. 

Wittenberg has a clean slate, so far, in basketball, and the 
possibility of the Ohio Conference championship is very bright. 
We have three men on the varsity, Kuhns, Wetnight Netts, and 
Bird. We also have three men on the freshmen team, Repp, 
Burgner, and Miller. Elmer S. Mouk is Junior Class president. 

Not only in athletics is Alpha Tau well represented this 
year, but also in school activities. 

On Jan. 17th the active chapter enjoyed an informal dance 
at the chapter house. Capt. Stan Netts was a guest. 

Rev. G. B. Schmidt of Newark, 0., formerly a member of 
tli is chapter, visited us during the past week and Ensign Wei- 
gand of Beta Omega chapter of 0. S. U. spent a week end with 
us in January. Sergeant Reuben Betchel, recently discharged 
from the Marine Corps, spent a few days with us in February. 

The opening of college in September brought seven men 
back to continue the activities of Ohio Beta Eta. We soon 
pledged eleven freshmen and in spite of the war and the S. 
A. T. C. the outlook brightened. But in looking back over the 
pasl five months during which time nearly all college activities 
were stopped we are surprised to see how difficultly Beta Eta 
has struggled along. The lack of a house has forced us to move 
three times already; the lack of upper classmen has thrown 
the management of the Chapter unexpectedly on some of us 
who were not prepared \'<>i' it, and above nil, the lack of a home 
of our own, has compelled us to j^ive up that sort of fraternity 
life which we all cherish. 


The starting of the second semester finds us with eleven 
men. Lear and Hulse have returned to continue their work 
and we are hoping to have several other men rejoin us. 

Our alumni have had the war as an excuse for not visiting 
us but we were pleased to have Frank Peat, Jack Mead and 
Henry McGowan here for a few days. 

Although college athletics and activities have taken a great 
slump, yet we are all well represented in what prevails. 


Ohio Gamma Kappa opened rushing season witli six active 
men and pledged seven men. 

November 1st, all men were forced to move into barracks on 
the campus, so that the chapter house was vacated. A. T. O. 
spirit was kept alive during the following two months by the 
usual meetings and several "get-togethers." 

Upon return to civilian life steps were immediately taken 
to secure a larger and better house, and on Jan. 1 we moved into 
our present home. 

We lost four of our pledges with the disbandment of the 
S. A. T. C, but previous to that date were successful in pledging 
V. Vokoun, a sophomore, and one of the leaders of his class. 
He is a Star and Arrow honorary athletic fraternity pledge; 
McGinness is vice-president of the freshman class; Ahlm is on 
the Mandolin Club; Hruby is leader of the band, and Frier is 
on the freshman basketball team. 

C. W. Wolfe, who has been out of school for a year and a 
half, returned this semester. Brother Emery, of Ohio Alpha 
Psi, has been affiliated. McMullen is managing editor of the 
Reserve Weekly; McCaslin is on the Glee Club and Schreiber 
has withdrawn from school but is living at the house. 

"We have held numerous house-parties and dances, and 
the chapter is making extensive preparations for a round-up 
and celebration some time in March, in honor of the boys re- 
turning from overseas. 

Edward S. Dabney 

Mu Iota Chapter opened the year 1919 in a new house and 
with bright prospects for a successful year. Duncan, Tapp, 
Van Deren, Thompson, Dealt ry and Smith, and pledges Becker 
and Dixon who were here in the fall have returned. New im- 
petus has been given the chapter by the return of Elsey from 
the University of Alabama, Campbell from Fortress Monroe, 
Virginia and Dabney from Hoi 1 and, Michigan. 


At the present time preparations are under way for the 
annual banquet on February 22. This is the tenth year of 
Mu Iota's career at U. K. The chapter anticipates the return 
of many more of the brothers who have been in their country's 

This year the corporation meets to re-elect officers. Plans 
for a permanent home are being prepared and the work whicli 
has been hampered by the war, will soon be in first class trim 

The reports from France apparently confirm the death of 
Howard Kinne who was serving with the aerial observation 
branch of the heavy artillery. Brother Kinne after having 
been shot down each of two previous days went up again on the 
third day and was again shot down, this time behind the Ger- 
man lines. No further news of him has been received. 


Fenner Heathcock 

After the demobilization of the S.A.T.C. unit, university 
life resumed its pre-war character in so far as this was pos- 
sible. When school opened after the Christmas holidays, the 
old men, recently dismissed from training camps, began to re- 
turn to school. Beta Pi, weakened during the war by having 
many men in the service, was strengthened considerably by the 
return of a number of her old men. 

The chapter was compelled to reorganize completely after 
Christmas, since fraternity life here under the S.A.T.C. regime 
was practically a nonentity. New officers were elected soon after 
the beginning of the second term. A new house had to be se- 
cured, as all chapters here were compelled to give up their 
houses during the first term. The chapter now, however, is 
working smoothly and harmoniously in our home at 2222 State 

Despite the temporary weakened condition of the chapter, 
Beta Pi men have been prominent in the university activities. 
In football we were especially represented. We had four men 
on the team: Goar, Berryhill, Reeves and Early. Berryhill 
was picked by all tin; sporting writers as All-Southern half- 
back. In basketball we have one man, Morrow, who has a po- 
sition at guard. In track we will have the Captain, Early and 
three other Letter men : Conyers, Morrow and Motlow. In base- 
ball we will have the captain, Berryhill and Hatcher and some 

In other activities we are also prominent. Motlow is a 
member of the, Commodore club; Hatcher is managing editor 

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of the Hustler, Vanderbilt 's weekly paper; Butler and Almon 
are on the staff of the Commodore, the animal ; Heathcock and 
Almon are members of Calumet chapter of Sigma Upsilon 
Literary Fraternity; Goar is president of the Junior class. 
Motlow is vice-president and Almon secretary and treasurer of 
the Senior class. Shannon is a member of the Nemo club, and 
Berryhill is in the Owl club. Henderson is on the Hustler staff. 

We are glad to report that we have with us two transfers, 
Woodruff of Kentucky Mu Iota and Stoves of Emory college. 

We cordially invite all Alpha Tans to drop in to see us at 
our home in Nashville. 

John B. Tatum 

The second term opened December 31, with a large atten- 
dance. However, only four Beta Tans of last term returned. 
Since then Roy Hall, Chas. K. Koffman and John B. Tatum have 
re-entered college which with the initiation of Willard II. Jerni- 
gan brings the chapter roll up to eight. We have four pledges, 
Joe Davis, John B. Davis, A. Raymond Dixon and Wynn Q. 
Maer and prospect of getting two or three more. 

The chapter was somewhat demoralized by the S.A.T.C. 
and no scholastic records were kept by the chapter but every- 
one is working with renewed energy to make up the work of 
last term. The CO. of the S.A.T.C. was quartered in the chap- 
ter hall and through his kindness we were able to hold several 
meetings. At present meetings are held every Monday evening. 
An R.O.T.C. unit will be organized this month. 

Since the holidays we have received a few honors which are 
as follows : Chas. K. Koffman is Editor-in-Chief of the Cardinal 
and Cream, Crockett is Business Manager with Jernigan and 
Starnes as assistants. McConnell and Tatum are regular mem- 
bers of the Varsity Five with Irby H. Koffman and pledge Dixon 
as "subs." Irby H. Koffman is president of the Freshman class 
and pledge Maer is vice-president of the Sophomores. 

Of paramount interest to the chapter is the educational 
campaign being waged by the Baptists of the state in the in- 
terest of their schools. Most of the funds have either been 
raised or pledged. With its quota Union University will be 
cleared of debt- and left in a good financial condition. Plans 
are now under consideration for a Library and Science build- 
ing and Gymnasium. The Preparatory department has been 
discontinued and the University will soon be able to meet the re- 
quirements of a standard college. 


D. M. Dryden 

After the exceptionally long winter holiday at Sewanee, 
Tennessee Omega has returned all of its active members but Mor- 
ris and Faller. During the fall term the activities of the fra- 
ternity here were greatly hampered by the S.A.T.C. But even 
under these conditions, the A.T.O.'s came to the front in foot- 
ball in producing three letter men from their freshmen, namely : 
Coughlan, Drennen, C, and Drennen, H. 

Dryden has come back since his discharge from the army, 
in which he served as 2nd lieut., instructing at the University of 
Michigan where he was most warmly received by Michigan Beta 
Lambda. Lyman, who was with a machine gun corps at Camp 
Devens, has also returned. Widney is another one who has re- 
turned after having served in the army. 

Woolfolk, de Bruyn Kops, Widney and Hargrave are serv- 
ing on the staff of the Sewanee Purple, the University paper, and 
Lyman is editor-in-chief of the Cap and Gown, our annual. 
Dearborn and Coughlan have splendid opportunities for doing 
brilliant work on the track team. 

We now have seventeen members and one pledge and hope 
to stand higher than ever in the life of the University and the 

Walter N. Dietzen 

The beginning of the new year finds Tennessee Pi prosper- 
ous and happy to have so many of its members back from war. 
Lieuts. Jones, Webb and Mcllwaine have returned and a num- 
ber of others in O.T.C. also, besides the ones that remained here 
in the S.A.T.C. 

Before Xmas we had a successful rushing season and 
pledged P. E. Shoaf, W. B. Powers, W. H. Morris, M. S. Wil- 
son, .John Welford and J. G. Haskew. There were no Frater- 
nity activities during the period of the S.A.T.C, but as soon as 
it disbanded the Chapter immediately took up work again and 
the above named pledges were initiated. Since that time M. L. 
Herring, and J. W. Kirkpatrick have been pledged, and pledges 
R. R. Spilman and W. B. Roberts are back from O.T.C. We 
hope to init iate these men soon. 

We secured a convenient and comfortable house and in a 
desirable location, having released our former one on account of 
unsettled conditions. 

Dietzen, Haskew. Faller and Kirkpatrick are trying out for 


the basket ball team. A. H. Withers is assistant business mana- 
ger of the "Orange and White." 

P. F. Faller from Sewanee, is an excellent all round ath- 
lete. We have also had visits from several other brothers while 
enroute home from various camps. 

We have started a furniture fund recentlj" and so far we 
have received several liberal contributions from our alumni. 
When this fund is finally complete we will be able to furnish 
our house much more attractively than it now is. 



Thomas B. Williams 

Beta Psi opens the winter quarter with a decidedly more 
favorable outlook than was expected. Eight old men have re- 
turned and rushing is in progress. Several good men are lined 
up and two have been pledged already. Waldo is president of 
the Nestoria Debating Society and is out for a position on the 
varsity Rugby team. Ellis and Nagel are out for the swimming 
team and big things are expected of them. Esgen is on the 
varsity basketball team with the season well under way. Bart- 
lett, a '16 man, returns to us this quarter after being out of 
college for five years. Robbins, assistant yell leader, graduates 
this quarter in Mechanical Engineering but expects to return 
for graduate work. Nagel is back this quarter from California, 
where he aided in the reorganization of the Gamma Iota 

Stern, lieutenant of the Ninety-first Division, Machine Gun, 
362nd Inf., was killed in action during the Argonne fighting, 
and Sayre, flight lieutenant U. S. Air Service, was shot down on 
September 19th last while on patrol duty. So far these are the 
only brothers of the chapter lost, although there are still seven 
across the water. 

With several old men to return in March and a large 
freshman class to pick from, our prospects are better than they 
have been for some time. 


Leonard R. Shaver 

The second quarter at Oregon Agricultural brought many 
changes. S. A. T. C. had left the institution, the girls moved 
out of our house, many new students appeared on the campus, 
old men who had received their release from service resumed 
the life of students and once again Alpha Sigma returned to 


the life of the good old days. With eleven members and five 
pledges we made a good showing in the new rushing season. 
Wagner and Campbell of Portland, Hoar of Forest Grove, Mc- 
Cain of Corvallis, Murray of Vale, Pemberton of Whittier, 
Calif., and Abraham of Blaine, Washington, are the new 
pledges. Pledges Baclley and Strohecker not only made names 
for themselves in varsity football last fall, but now hold down 
the offices of athletic manager and sergeant at arms in the fresh- 
man class and had been initiated in "Mask and Dagger" the 
dramatic club of the college. We have three men on the fresh- 
man basketball squad and Radcliffe is on the varsity squad. In 
other activities we are represented by Cantrall president of the 
junior class ; Webber president of the sophomore class ; Mar- 
shall, president of Miners Club, Cadet Capt. and member of 
Sigma Tau; Beck president of Alpha Zeta, honorary Ag fra- 
ternity, and manager of ' ' Mask and Dagger ' ' ; Haberer presi- 
dent of interfraternity council; and Cantrall and Cockrum 
Lieutenants in the cadet regiment. 

In the men returning from service, we have Fred Aldrich 
the first man to return to the institution with a gold overseas 
chevron. Others are Lieut. Radcliffe, who was stationed with 
the S. A. T. C. at the University of Oregon; Shaver, who was 
in the Naval Reserve Training Camp at Seattle, and Henry Fish 
is on his way from Buffalo where he received his discharge as 
Junior Lieutenant in Naval Aviation. Several others have sig- 
nified their intention of returning in April if released from 

Christmas brought the sad news that Brother Ralph West 
was a victim of the influenza on December 22. Ralph was a 
member of the '16 class and W. M. of the house of that year. 

Plans are being made for a big homecoming celebration 
the latter part of May. Every few days word comes that some 
one has arrived from over there or has been discharged. Each 
one is anxious to know just when we are likely to have the big 

Manson Fisher 
Washington Gamma Chi and the Washington State Col- 
lege are gradually working back to pre-war conditions. Fra- 
ternity activity outside a few business meetings was impossible 
during the reign of the 8. A. T. C. on the campus. During this 
time however five men were pledged. Shortly after the opening 
of the 8. A. T. ('. our chapter house was rented to the college 
for use ms a flu hospital. During the college occupancy a fire 


occurred, damaging it to the extent of several thousand dollars 
which was covered by insurance. While we are awaiting ad- 
justment and repairs we occupy a smaller house across the 
street from the old one. 

We were fortunate to have twelve old men back when the 
mid-quarter opened in January. Julius Hollman, is playing 
excellent basketball on the varsity, as also is Jack Glover. Holl- 
man is also the president of the associated student body. How- 
ard Olin (Ohio) was elected president of the junior elass and 
is a member of the glee club. Allan Atlason is an office holder in 
the junior class and athletic editor of the College Annual. Me- 
Kinzie and Howell will be members of this year's track team 
and Morgan is a prospective man in baseball. Harold Truax 
and Harold Morgan have active parts in the next all college 
play. Overman Howell is an office holder in the sophomor class. 

The local alumni are giving their closest co-operation in 
aiding us through these rather critical times and with the opening 
of our remodeled house next fall and the return to college of 
many of our strongest men, Gamma Chi 's future is assured. 

F. W. Brockman 

The second quarter opened January 6, 1919, with nine old 
men on the job. We soon had eleven pledges, of which eight 
are now initiates. Gamma Pi is fast recovering its pre-war 
strength and ranks among the best on the campus today. The 
unsettled conditions just prior to the opening of the quarter 
forced us to leave our old house and find shelter elsewhere, 
which we did in a house at 4305 15th Ave. NB, well suited for 
the bunch this year. We expect to move into our old home next 
fall and will welcome the returning alumni at their old haunts 
1603 47th St., NE. In athletics and college activities we have 
the following men working for the honor of the fraternity : 
Blaine Gibson, captain of the wrestling squad is a "W" man. 
Essen Poole and Claude Edgren are turning out for wrestling. 
Dewey Webb is in basketball ; Harold Gray is out for track ; 
Ted Brockman is turning out for the crew ; Ray Cain intends to 
make a place on the Glee club ; Carl Halterman and Beacher 
Kiefer are in the band. Kiefer has also organized a freshman 
jazz band. All of the brothers have caught the spirit of co- 
operation and are working their hardest for the advancement 
of the Alpha Tau Omega. 




Geo. L. Reynolds 

Since the holidays and the disbanding of the Students' 
Army Training Corps, fraternity life, college life, and social 
life have again assumed their normal forms, and the pleasures 
and enthusiasm of old times have been renewed. Pre-war con- 
ditions have, to a large degree, been reestablished. Alabama 
Beta Beta returned all but one man, and we are determined to 
do our part in making Alpha Tau Omega a leading fraternity in 
this reconstruction period. 

There is in Birmingham a very strong alumni association 
with a membership of over 225, a large number of whom are 
alumni of our own chapter. We consider ourselves fortunate 
in having so many alumni in the city, and already have been 
very closely associated with many of them. With their advice 
and cooperation for which we have frequently asked and which 
was always freely given, we can easily handle all the problems 
of the fraternity. 

We have recently moved down town to our new hall, which 
is a suite of rooms well furnished. All the furniture has been 
repainted and the altars covered again, the result of which is 
that we have a very attractive place to meet until our plans for 
a chapter house on the campus of the new college can materialize. 

Shores is representing us well in varsity basketball, with 
Baty, Reynolds, G.L, ; Reynolds, C.S., and Ralls on class teams. 
In baseball we will have Shores, Reynolds, G. L., and Byars. Smith 
and Baty are on the Glee club ; Howard is on the annual staff, and 
Howard and Reynolds, G.L., were on challenge debate. During 
the recent examinations there was not a single failure, while 
four of the members made first honor roll. 

We have been honored recently by visits from Brothers 
Vassar L. Allen, Reid Lawson, L. B. Crumley and Clarke Wil- 
liams of the Alumni Association of Birmingham, and from 
Brothers Charles Owens and Joe Sledge of Beta Beta. We ex- 
tend to all Alpha Taus passing through Birmingham an invita- 
tion to look us up — we want to meet you. At present our hall 
is in the Watts building, corner of 20th St. and 3rd Ave., and 
if any brother should be in the city on Tuesday night, we will 
certainly be delighted to have him at our frat meeting. 

/<:. F. Steiner 
Alabama Beta Delta opened the second term of the year 
with an average enrollment. We returned twenty-two men and 


soon had two pledges to add to the list, W. H. Ryan and Donald 
Long. Long only recently returned from overseas service with 
the Dixie division. Whitfield and Weatherly also returned and 
Chapman and S. J. Steiner, who have been serving as lieuten- 
ants in the Artillery. The following brothers were unable to 
return to the University: Dorsey, Gunter, Hartsfield, Garland, 
Roquemore, White, Plank, Sloss, Tucker, Goldsby and Noble. 

All the brothers have been exceedingly busy in adding im- 
provements to the house. Each brother has given something to 
help furnish our home. 

We recently entertained at a tea-dansant, which everyone 
enjoyed. The music was furnished by Stewarts band of Mem- 
phis and during intermission hot chocolate and cakes were 
served. The following Sunday we entertained about fifteen of 
the visiting girls at a dinner party. 

Bids were recently sent out by the interfraternity clubs 
and every brother eligible received a bid from one or more of 
them. Hardy and Weatherly were initiated into the Skulls; 
Long, Hannah and Alston into the Key-Ice and E. F. Steiner 
into the Arch. Morgan, Smith and Hardy, received a bid from 
the Parasites, a club composed of men belonging to one of the 
inter-fraternity club. 

We are represented on the basketball team by Alston and 
Donald Long. 

We have just received the news that C. S. Whittlesey has 
received his commission as captain in the Field Artilleiy and 
expects to return to this country soon. Richard Foster and 
Maxie Rogers, serving as captain and lieutenant respectively 
in France have returned from overseas. . Leftwich, Chapman 
and S. J. Steiner received their discharge from the army and re- 
turned to college. 

D. W. Stewart, Jr. 

Tulane University, in common with most of the colleges 
of the county, installed a unit of the S.A.T.C, and the active 
chapter of Beta Epsilon were all members of that unit. Dur- 
ing the continuance of the S.A.T.C. we were unable to hold 
formal meetings. However with our dismissal from the service 
we began work once more and found that we had eleven old 
men back and were represented in college activities. Then the 
rushing season began and we pledged Botts, Porteous, Ryke and 

Davis McCutchon, graduated but still attends our meetings 
and his aid is invaluable. Wynn Nourse has left for Va. Mili- 


tary Institute. We are glad to have with us this year, E. L. 
Gladney from the Washington and Lee chapter and we are ex- 
pecting the return of several of our brothers from overseas. 

McCutchon has been elected alumni editor of our monthly 
Bulletin. It is our desire that this little publication form a 
close bond of union between the chapter and alumni and be- 
tween La. Beta Epsilon and the other chapters. 


Lund J. Lincoln 

September, 1918, saw five old men returned to college. 
Despite handicaps however, we pledged Julian Rodgers, Charles 
Rodgers, Robert Traylor, George Maffitt, Oliver Clark, Irvin 
Cortes and Jowell S. Wright. 

Shortly after this, Smith Sims and Wyche Hunter, two of 
the five men who returned, were sent to C.I.O.T.S., Camp Mac- 
Arthur, Waco, Texas. Lenoir later withdrew from college on 
account of ill health. In addition, the S.A.T.C. scarcely favored 
chapter organization, and Texas Gamma Eta barely existed. 

After Christmas, however, things began to look brighter, 
notwithstanding the fact that Rodgers, Maffttt and Clark failed 
to return. With the signing of the armistice, the absent broth- 
ers, most of whom had held commissions, began to return. Up 
to the present time these number ten. Earl Deen and Ben 
KePey have returned from overseas; Palmer Bradley and Robt. 
Rodgers from artillery; Lud Lincoln from infantry; Bernard 
Gusset from cavalry; Nat Jacks and Allan Montgomery from 
naval aviation and Wyche Hunter and Smith Sims from O.T.C. 

With the return of the older brothers and the influx of new 
material, Gamma Eta re-awakened to activity, and put the stars 
and crescent on six men, A. W. Smith, L. A. McWhorter, Felix 
Butte, Robert Bluntzer, Dennis Brandt and M. C. Douglass. 
We are operating the house more successfully than ever on the 
old basis, and are at present planning a series of dances, to be 
given as soon as the influenza ban on student activities is lifted. 
In addition to the older men, two alumni, R. H. Dale, Texas, 
'17 and Lieut. K. G. Miller, Beta Xi and University of Pennsyl- 
vania, '15, are rooming in the house. 

Atras E. Jackson 

Since the demobilization of the S.A.T.C. and the opening of 
tiit- winter term, we have gone through a general reorganiza- 
tion. Seven of our old men failed to return to college, but this 


loss was made up by the return of the following brothers: Gus 
L. Ford, Alva F. McKnight, Watt W. Winn, Roger D. Gibbs, 
W. H. Veale, W. G. Reddick, and Robert L. Foree. We have 
also six pledges. 

On account of the scarcity of houses within the vicinity of 
the university, we have not been able thus far to secure a suit- 
able home. However, we have plans for either building or se- 
curing a long lease on a house before the opening of college 
next fall. At present, we are maintaining club rooms near the 
university where our meetings are held. 

At the present time, we are holding social endeavors to the 
minimum and are stressing scholarship as much as possible. We 
hope to make an acceptable scholastic record this term. Brother 
Reddick has been elected to a local honorary fraternity which is 
petitioning for Phi Beta Kappa. 

In other student activities, we are well represented. Mc- 
Knight is starring on the varsity basketball squad, of which 
Jackson is manager; Renshaw is captain of the baseball team. 
We have several men on the Glee Club, and are equally repre- 
sented on the Dramatic club. 

Although we have not returned to full normal conditions, 
we feel that we are taking full steps toward it. 



Stuart M. Shaw 

Iowa Beta Alpha started the year with ten men, Fisher, 
D. Shaw, Evans, Boden, Piffer, S. Shaw, Walter Sprague, Mor- 
ris and Walters. Since all men were inducted into the S.A.T.C. 
when college began, we were forced to give up the fraternity 
house for barrack life. We rented the house to the A.X.O. 
sorority and obtained rooms close to the campus for our meet- 
ings. November 9, we pledged six men : Barrett McFadon, Erl 
Farley, Byron Hopper, Milton McKay, McLaren Shirley and 
John Noble. Since November 9, we have pledged six" more men: 
Ray Vanderford, Arthur MorW, Harry Kunze, John Slocum, 
Warren Peddicord and Forrest Hipsley. We have initiated 
Piffer and Slocum. 

The men of Beta Alpha have been prominent in school activ- 
ities. Of Simpson's six men sent to Ft. Sheridan last sum- 
mer, four were from A.T.O., Noble, Jackson, Boden and Evans. 
Noble and Jackson received commissions and did not return to 
school. Noble going to the S.A.T.C. unit at the University of 
Illinois and Jackson going to the O.T.C. at Camp Zachary 
Taylor. Boden, Hopper and Evans were sergeants in the Simp- 


son unit. In athletics, six men were on the football team last 
fall, Fisher, Capt., Sprague, Piffer, Farley, Shirley and Vander- 
ford. Three men are on the basketball team, Hendrickson, Capt., 
Sprague and Piffer. 

With the breaking up of the S.A.T.C. and the men return- 
ing from the different camps, the chapter has come back to it's 
old number. Our rooms proved too small, so we have moved 
to the home of Harold Sprague for the remainder of the year. 
The returned men are Gage Kent, Maxwell Edwards, Alfred 
Wakeman, Kenneth Parks, Noble Banks, Lieut. Simpson, Lieut. 
Jackson, Lieut. Noble and Lieut. Dunnigan. We lost three men, 
J. H. Walters, who is working and Evans and D. Shaw who have 
gone to the State University. 

The chapter is now in fine condition, and we are expecting 
several men home from France in the next few weeks. 

B. F. Bitchey 

That Iowa Delta Beta was suppressed and not disinte- 
grated by the war was evidenced by her rapid recuperation once 
the S.A.T.C. was disbanded and the University began to re- 
turn to normal conditions. Fourteen old members returned 
and began to rebuild the chapter. Plans were formulated for 
placing it on a sound financial basis. Ten men were pledged. 
Tye, a freshman orator, is soon to participate in the try-outs for 
the northern oratorical league. Wormley threw his hat into the 
political arena and carried off the freshman presidency. Olson 
is occupying his usual position on the varsity basketball team. 
Stoner, an "I" man in track, is preparing to uphold our name 
on the cinder path. Noble, winner of his numeral in freshman 
baseball, is expected to make a strong bid for the varsity this 
spring. Chamberlin is advertising manager of the Daily lowan 
Dahlen broke in the social world when he received a place on the 
Sophomore cotillion committee. Beers and Nichols have been 
pledged Phi Alpha Delta. Claude Richards, Delta Sigma Delta. 
And last, but not least, we are planning to step to the front in 
the social activities of the University with a formal dinner and 
dance, followed by a formal initiation, which event is to be 
consummated the next day by a formal banquet which all the 
alumni and brothers within reach are expected to attend. 

Karl I j. Wagner 

As soon fis the S.A.T.C was demobilized our old house was 
again available. Bight actives were back, and with the men we 


had pledged we were able to fill the old house up. The slogan 
now is "For a new house." The chapter feels that the time 
has come. We are therefore working on plans with the alumni. 
We have initiated two men — Paul Grossman and William Gittin- 
ger. The following men are pledges: A. A. Blinks, Marion, 
Iowa; W. Brazie, Harlan, Iowa; W. N. Davidson, Brooklyn, 
Iowa; G. H. Gould, Sigourney, Iowa; D. C. Latta, Logan, Iowa; 
G. Fickle, Glenwood, Iowa; E. McGinnis, Washington, Iowa; J. 
S. McGavren, Missouri Valley, Iowa ; G. W. Fiddick, Greene, 
Iowa; H. L. Moore, Algona, Iowa; E. Nichols, Clear Lake, Iowa 
and B. Harwood, Clarion, Iowa. 

Our first dance was given at the Sheldon-Munn hotel on 
January 11th, in honor of Prof, and Mrs. Howard V. Wright 
(Simpson). The hall was decorated in gold and blue, and with 
the badge. The eleventh installation anniversary banquet will be 
held at the Sheldon-Munn hotel on March seventh. 

Linnan returned from Marine aviation a short time ago. 
He was captain-elect of this year's basketball team, but will not 
be in school until next quarter. Soon "Dutch" Raeder, formerly 
2nd lieutenant Q.M.C. returned. Crosby is back after gaining 
his commission as 2nd lieutenant in Field Artillery. Baorg and 
McTaggart played on the varsity football team last fall. Lerdal 
has been showing up well on the basketball team. Every fresh- 
man is out for some school activity — athletics, glee club, debating 
or journalism. 

Eugene C. Glasgow 

During the period following the establishment of the S.A. 
T.C. at the University of Minnesota the five actives in school, 
Hesnault, Sprafka, Lan, Werlich and Patten, together with the 
assistance of Stevens and Ainsworth, who were awaiting calls 
in aviation and marines respectively, and ye correspondent who 
was at the time stationed in St. Paul, sought to retain the 
chapter's integrity, or at least to keep it from dying out, by 
renting rooms near the University. It was here that the broth- 
ers gathered when on pass or on week-end furloughs. Six men 
were pledged. 

Shortly after the demobiization of the S.A. T.C. several of 
the older members namely: Paul Reyerson, Wallace Reyerson, 
William Mellenthin and ye correspondent were discharged. The 
adoption of the quarter system by the University made it pos- 
sible for all these men to enter school. Royal Hasse, who had 
been doing government work in South Dakota also returned. 
With the return of these men it was possible to establish our- 


selves in our house. Mrs. Berry, our matron for the last six 
years, was secured to direct the renovation of its interior and 
to see that an ample supply of food was prepared each day. 

We then initiated George Gay, Harold Clement, Arthur 
Bohnen, Harry Shewdes, George McDermott and John McDer- 
mott, the six pledges of last quarter. For the next two weeks 
following an active rushing program was carried out. Four 
men were pledged, one of whom, Ralph Sherping an upper- 
classman has since been initiated. A pledge of last year re- 
turned to school, so that we still have four pledges in addition 
to the active chapter of 17 men. 

Our first social function was an informal dance held at 
Curtis Court Hotel, Friday, January 20. "Hod" Turner, 
Walter Barnes and Dr. H. Walter Wellman were alumni pre- 
sent. A similar dance has been planned for the 20th of this 

Dr. "Walt" Wellman, recently discharged from the army, 
has been with us the past month while looking for a location. 

Joe Armstrong, of national tennis fame, now a lieutenant 
in the navy, visited us several times. He expects to return to 
school next fall to take the course in law. 

Ensign Oliver Skellet, Walter Barnes (former secretary of 
our alumni association), Professor J. Frelin and Mr. and Mrs. 
"Hod" Turner, were other vistors. 

Following a practice of bringing girls to dinner every 
"once in awhile," last Sunday was declared "Ladies Day." 
The affair met with such a success that we believe it will bear 

We feel especially proud of our war-record. With the ex- 
ception of one man, who was physically deficient, every active 
man has been in some branch of the service. 

We are at present seeking to determine the number of men 
in the service both active and alumni. "Al" Mellenthin, sec- 
retary of our alumni association has promised a permanent honor 

Oland D. Russell 

With the establishment of the S.A.TC. at the University 
of Missouri, virtually the whole chapter of Gamma Rho was in- 
ducted into service. Our house, having been given over to the 
Government for use as barracks a small cottage was rented for 
the remainder of the year. Four of the brothers who were not 
in the S.A.T.C, and tin; chaperone, moved into this cottage and 
it was by this means thai the chapter was kept alive during this 
most critical period. 


Gamma Rho opened the second semester with nearly all of 
the old men back. Our house was repapered, repainted, a new 
lighting system was installed and the first floor was refurnished. 
Ten of the fourteen freshmen who were initiated last fall re- 
turned while but three of the upperclassmen returned. We now 
have twenty-two active members in the house and four pledges. 
Within the next two weeks Clark, Watton, McGinley and Bopst 
will be wearing the Maltese cross. 

We were fortunate during the opening of the second semes- 
ter to have James K. Glenn, '08, who was of great assistance in 
superintending the refurnishing and removing into our house. 

Gamma Rho has been active in school affairs during this 
period of restoration in the University. Eugene Schultz is stu- 
dent president of the School of Commerce and Public Admin- 
istration. Harry Dietrich is president of the Mandolin club. 
Pippin and Massengale are also in the Mandolin club. Mayes 
and Stuebner are on the Glee club chorus. Maynard Mize, W.M. 
and Dietrich were elected to Chi Chi Chi, an honorary Junior- 
Senior interfraternity. Massengale, Russell, Morris, Wilson and 
Pledge Bopst are on the Savitar staff. Five freshmen represent 
Alpha Tau on the freshmen track squad. 

Early in the semester Gamma Rho began giving two dinner 
parties a week entertaining the different sororities. The plan 
has worked admirably. An informal dance is to be given Feb- 
ruary 14 and a formal is planned for later in the spring. 

Gamma Rho plans to erect a fitting memorial commemorat- 
ing the deaths of Captain " Chuck' ? Wilson and Amos Cole- 
man, alumni of the chapter. Altho the chapter had eighty-six 
of its alumni in service, but two of them gave their lives. Both 
men are remembered for their activities while they were in 
school and the many services which they rendered Alpha Tau 

W. W. Rosenbauer 

Delta Zeta is in the words of the poets "going some." We 
have taken up our old quarters on the campus, everybody loves 
everybody else and in general things are running along smoothly. 
Many Alpha Kappa Delta men were in the army or navy when 
the rest of us were initiated, so provisions are now being made 
for their initiation in A.T.O. When these men are enrolled 
Missouri Delta Zeta will have an active chapter of twenty-four. 

As soon as the S.A.T.C. was disbanded all of the brothers 
got right back into activities. There are eight in the Glee club, 
including the president and the secretary-treasurer; one in the 


mandolin club ; two on the football team, one on the basketball 
team, one on the staff of the college paper, two in Thyrsus 
dramatic club, two in Nu Sigma Nu, president of the pre-medi- 
cal class, one in Lock and Chain, sophomore society, and one man 
in Obelisk, freshman society, a cadet captain and several other 

The chapter is out of debt and has a good sum in the treas- 
ury. It naturally follows that a good time is about to be had 
by all present, and when any Alpha Taus come to St. Louis, 
to give it the once over, just remember that we're always ready 
to help. For further information see Scotty Heideman's dis- 
sertation. It leaves little to write about, except parties, and 
we don't like to give away the dope on the parties we've had. 

[Letters from Alabama Alpha Epsilon and California 
Alpha Iota were received too late for insertion.] 



The Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity was founded at Richmond, Va., on 
September 11, 1865. It was incorporated January 10, 1879, by and 
under the laws of the State of Maryland as "The Alpha Tau Omega 
Fraternity of Baltimore City." 


Rev. Otis A. Glazebrook, D. D., Hon. Erskine M. Ross, 

Captain Alfred Marshall (deceased) 


Executive Department 
Worthy Grand Chief 
Thomas Arkle Clark, University of Illinois, Urbana. 
Worthy Grand Chaplain 
Rev. Stephen K. Mahon, Delaware and Parkwood Aves., Toledo, O. 
Worthy Grand Keeper of Exchequer 
i- Alexander Macomber 

Acting Worthy Grand Keeper of Exchequer 
Frank W. Scott, 604 East Green Street, Champaign, 111. 
Worthy Grand Keeper of Annals 
William C. Smiley 
Acting Worthy Grand Keeper of Annals 
Frank W. Scott, 604 East Green Street, Champaign, 111. 
Worthy Grand Scribe 
Claude T. Reno, Allentown, Pa. 
Executive Secretary 
Frank W. Scott, 604 East Green Street, Champaign, 111. 

The Province Chiefs 
Province I — E. A. Werner, 78 Myrtle Street, Atlanta, Ga. 
Province II — Carl G. Schoeffel, 1021 Penobscot Building, Detroit, 

Province III — George B. Drake, Apartment 1, Drake Court, Omaha. 
Province IV-— Emerson H. Packard, 145 Crescent St., Brocton, Mass. 
Province V — Victor Frey, 1320 Land Title Building, Philadelphia, Pa. 
Province VI— 

Province VII — Frank R. Bott, Lincoln Apts., Youngstown, Ohio. 
Province VIII — A. Early Ewan, Greenville, Ky. 
Province IX — Lewie Williams, 1806 L. C. Smith Building, Seattle. 
Province X — Sidney B. Fithian, Falcon, Miss. 
Province XI — W. N. Jordan, 302-4-6 Clapp Building, Des Moines, la. 

Judicial Department 

Worthy High Chancellor 

Robert E. Lee Saner, Commonwealth Bank Building, Dallas, Tex. 

Legislative Department 
The Congress 
The Congress meets biennially. The 26th Congress was indefinitely 
postponed from December 27, 1918. 


The High Council 
Rev. Paul R. Hickok, Chairman, 1917 Fifth Avenue, Troy, N. Y. 
James B. Ruhl, Esq., 716 Society for Savings Bldg., Cleveland, Ohio. 
John N. Van der Vries, 640 Otis Building, Chicago, 111. 
Dr. E. P. Lyon, 421 Union Street, Minneapolis, Minn. 
Nathan P. Giffin, Esq., 115 Broadway, New York City. 

The Alpha Tau Omega Palm 

Editor and Publisher 

Frank W. Scott 

Revision of Constitution, Laws and Secret Work 
Nathan F. Giffin, Chairman, 115 Broadway, New York, N. Y. 
Rev. Paul R. Hickok, 1917 Fifth Avenue, Troy, N. Y. 
Claude T. Reno, 719 Hamilton St., Allentown, Pa. 

William C. Smiley, Chairman, 15th and M. Streets, N. W., Washington. 
Dr. E. P. Lyon, 421 Union Street, Minneapolis, Minn. 
William H. Reese, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pa. 

Claude T Reno, 719 Hamilton St., Allentown, Pa. 

Song Book 
Everett S. Olive, Chairman, Simpson College, Indianola, -la. 
Edwin F. Gruhl, Madison, Wis. 

C. S. Butler, 4705 Woolworth Bldg., New York City. 
A. W. Clokey, Comptroller's Office, New York, N. Y. 
Edward A. Werner, 78 Myrtle Street, Atlanta, Ga. 


[Errors in the names or addresses in this Directory are due to 
failure of chapter officers to send in due notice of elections.] 

Florida and Georgia 
Florida Alpha Omega, University of Florida 

A. T. O. House, Gainesville, Florida. 

Leo H. Wilson, W. M. Joe Kercheval, P. R. 

Georgia Alpha Beta, University of Georgia 

A. T. O. House, 320 S. Mut. Bldg., Athens, Ga. 

S. G. Story, W. M. R. N. Hunter, P. R. 

Georgia Alpha Theta, Emory University 

A. T. O. House, Oxford, Ga. 

P. G. Blitch, W. M. John McFadden, P. R. 

Georgia Alpha Zeta, Mercer University 

278 College St., Macon, Ga. 

Hubert B. Mason, W. M. Hubert Boone, P. R. 

Georgia Beta Iota, Georgia School of Technology 

A. T. O. House, 43 West North Street, Atlanta, Ga. 

Ernest Eyers Pund, W. M. J. H. Vandegrift, P. R. 

Illinois, Indiana, MICHIGAN, and Wisconsin 
Illinois Gamma Zlta. University of Illinois 

A. T. O. House, 405 East John Street, Champaign. 
Hugh W. Cross, W. M. Arthur A. Squier, P. R. 


Illinois Gamma Xi, University of Chicago 

A. T. O. House, 5725 Drexel Ave., Chicago, 111. 

Arthur G. Asher. W. M. H. R. Moser, P. R. 

Indiana Delta Alpha, University of Indiana 

A. T. O. House, Bloomington, Indiana. 

J. W. Young, W. M. Lawrence Wheeler, P. R. 

Indiana Gamma Gamma, Rose Polytechnic Institute 

A. T. O. House, 808 Chestnut Street, Terre Haute, Indiana 

Ronald C. Manson, W. M. Robert Walker, P. R. 

Indiana Gamma Omicron, Purdue University 

102 Waldron Street, Lafayette, Indiana. 

J. H. Clark, W. M. J. P. Fitzgerald, P. R. 

Michigan Alpha Mu, Adrian College 

Adrian, Michigan. 

George H. Little, W. M. Robert P. Richardson, P. R. 

Michigan Beta Kappa, Hillsdale College 

A. T. O. House, 93 Fayette Street, Hillsdale, Mich. 

Chester H. Smith, W. M. Chester H. Smith, P. R. 

Michigan Beta Lambda, University of Michigan 

A. T. O. House, 711 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor, Mich. 

A. H. Dornan, W. M. G. W. Lipscomb, P. R. 

Michigan Beta Omicron, Albion College 

A. T. O. House, Erie Street, Albion, Mich. 

Carleton R. Sawyer, W. M. Kenneth West., P. R. 

Wisconsin Gamma Tau, University of Wisconsin 

A. T. O. House, 225 Lake Lawn Place, Madison, Wis. 

Emmett J. Mueller, W. M. Chas. Culbertson, R. P. 


Colorado, Kansas. Nebraska, and Wyoming 
Colorado Gamma Lambda, University of Colorado 

A. T. 0. House, 1307 College Ave., Boulder, Colo. 

Henry Page, W. M. William H. Whitaker. Jr. P. R. 

Kansas Gamma Mu, University of Kansas 

1633 Vermont, Lawrence, Kans. 

P. W. Dodderidge, W. M. George De Voe, P. R. 

Nebraska Gamma Theta, University of Nebraska 

1121 G Street, Lincoln, Nebraska. 

Robert G. Brown, W. M. . Frank D. Patty, P. R. 

Wyoming Gamma Psi, University of Wyoming 

A. T. O. House, Laramie, Wyoming. 

Glenn D. Laird, W. M. Milward L. Simpson, P. R. 


Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont 
Maine Beta Upsilon, University of Maine 

A. T. O. House, North Main Street, Orono, Me. 

Ray Clifford Hopkins, W. M. E. D. Anderson, P. R. 

Maine Gamma Alpha, Colby College 

A. T. O. House, Waterville, Me., Box 5 

Rhoden B. Eddy, W. M. Neil F. Leonard, P. R. 

Massachusetts Beta Gamma. Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

A. T. O. House, 37 Bay Street Road, Boston, Massachusetts. 

Oscar B. Sias, W. M. Edmund S. Whitmau, P. R. 


Massachusetts Gamma Beta, Tufts College 

A. T. 0. House, 134 Professors' Row, Tufts College, Mass. 

Ralph Beattie, W. M. H. H. Porter, P. R. 

Massachusetts Gamma Sicma, Worcester Polytechnic Institute 

A. T. 0. House, 24 Institute Road, Worcester, Mass. 

Harold F. Tousey, W. M. Robert G. Ferguson, R. P. 

New Hampshire Delta Delta, New Hampshire State College 

A. T. 0. House, Durham, New Hampshire. 

H. A. Emery, W. M. E. A. Twaddle, P. R. 

Rhode Island Gamma Delta, Brown University 

A. T. O. House 119 Waterman Street, Providence, R. I. 

Stanley M. Dore, W. M. Rodney Cook, P. R. 

Vermont Beta Zeta, University of Vermont 

A. T. O. House, Willard and College Streets, Burlington, Vt. 

George A. Blood, W. M. Clyde W. Horton, P. R. 

New York and Pennsylvania 

New York Alpha Omicron, St. Lawrence University 

A. T. O. House, Canton, N. Y. 

F. W. Miller, W. M. V. G. Dobbs, P. R. 

New York Beta Theta, Cornell University 

A. T. O. House, 625 University Ave., Ithaca, N. Y. 

Curtis B. Bennett, W. M. R. A. Cushman, P. R. 

New York Delta Gamma, Colgate University 

A. T. O. House, Hamilton, N. Y. 

Donald C. Hotchkin, W. M. Roger F. Stanton, P. R. 

Pennsylvania Alpha Iota, Muhlenberg College 

A. T. O. House, 42 South Fourteenth Street, Allentown, Pa. 

Dalton F. Schwartz, W. M. H. S. Oberly, P. R. 

Pennsylvania Alpha Pi, Washington and Jefferson College 

A. T. O. House, Main and Prospect Streets, Washington, Pa. 

R. E. Bixler, W. M. R. W. Schell, P. R. 

Pennsylvania Alpha Rho, Lehigh University 

A. T. 0. House, South Bethlehem, Pa. 

Phillip C. Hammond, W. M. Thomas J. Bray, P. R. 

Pennsylvania Alpha Upsilon, Pennsylvania College 

A. T. O. House, Lutheran Theological Seminary, Gettysburg, Pa. 

Robert R. Zarr, W. M. J. Harold Mumper, P. R. 

Pennsylvania Gamma Omega, Pennsylvania State College 

A. T. O. House, State College, Pa. 

Frank J. B. Unger, W. M. Harold P. Griffith, P. R. 

Pennsylvania Tau, University of Pennsylvania 

A. T. O. House, 3912 Locust Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Donald M. Hobart, W. M. Ralph M. Bair, P. R. 

North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia 
North Carolina Alpha Dklta, University of North Carolina 
A. T. O. House, Chapel Hill, N. C. 

H. G. Winslow, W. M. W. D. Macmillan, 3d, P. R 

Xoi'.in Carolina Xi, Trinity College 
A. T. O. House, Durham, N. C. 
It. W Bradshaw, W. M. M. A. Braswell, P. R. 


South Carolina Beta Xi, College of Charleston 

A. T. O. House, Charleston, S. C. 

W. E. Martin, W. M. W. E. Martin, P. R. 

Virginia Beta, Washington and Lee University 

Box 416, Lexington, Va. 

M. W. Paxton, Jr., W. M. E. D. Campbell, P. R. 

Virginia Delta, University of Virginia 

A. T. O. House, University, Va. 

T. Murrell Edmunds, W. M. R. H. Cocke, P. R. 

Ohio Alpha Nu, Mount Union College 

A. T. O. House, 1741 South Union Avenue, Alliance, Ohio. 

J. Max Lichty, W. M. Henry C. Wagner, P. R. 

Ohio Alpha Psi, Wittenberg College 

A. T. O. House, 602 North Wittenberg Avenue, Springfield, Ohio. 

Frank O. Taafel, W. M. Herbert McAnley, P. R. 

Ohio Beta Eta, Ohio Wesleyan University 

A. T. O. House, North Sandusky Street, Delaware, Ohio. 

John J. Joseph, W. M. John J. Joseph, P. R. 

Ohio Beta Omega, Ohio State University 

A. T. O. House, 1932 Waldeck Avenue, Columbus, Ohio. 

Hobarts W. Seyler, W. M. W. Ray Palmer, P. R. 

Ohio Gamma Kappa, Western Reserve University 

A T. O. House, 11447 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio. 

C. W. Wolfe, W. M. Harold Moran, P. R. 

Tennessee and Kentucky 
Kentucky Mu Iota, State University of Kentucky 

A. T. O. House, 361 Linden Walk, Lexington, Ky. 

Edward S. Dabney, W. M. Edward S. Dalnu-y. P. R. 

Tennessee Alpha Tau, Southwestern Presbyterian University 

A. T. O. House, Clarksville, Tenn. 

J. V. Cobb, W. M. W. J. Millard, Jr., P. R. 

Tennessee Beta Pi, Vanderbilt University 

A. T. O. House, 2222 State Street, Nashville, Tenn. 

Fenner Heathcock, W. M. H. M. Owen, P. R. 

Tennessee Beta Tau, Union University 

A. T. O. House, Jackson, Tenn. 

Charles K. Koffman, W. M. John Tatum, P. R. 

Tennessee Omega, University of the South 

A. T. O. House, University Avenue, Sewanee, Tenn. 

C. W. Waring, W. M. D. M. Dryden, P. R. 

Tennessee Pi, University of Tennessee 

A. T. O. House, 1525 Highland Avenue, Knoxville, Tenn. 

Duncan Penn, W. M. H. A. Bowe, P. R. 

California, Oregon, and Washington 
California Beta Psi, Leland Stanford University 

A. T. O. House, 28 Lasnen Street, Stanford University, Cal. 
Wienand K. Esgen, W. M, Thomas B. Williams, P. R. 


California Gamma Iota, University of California 

A. T. O. House, 2425 Le Conte Ave., Berkeley, Cal. 

W. S. Nash, W. M. R. W. Rinehart, P. R. 

Oregon Alpha Sigma, Oregon Agricultural College 

A. T. O. House, 221 North Twenty-third Street, Corvallis, Ore. 

H. H. Hettinger, W. M. Charles Webber, P. R. 

Oregon Gamma Phi, University of Oregon 

A. T. O. House, 1143 Oak Street, Eugene, Ore. 

M. M. Morgan, W. M. Stanley Atkinson, P. R. 

Washington Gamma Chi, Washington State College 

A, T. O. House, 606 Linden Avenue, Pullman, Wash. 

J. Z. Hollmann, W. M. J. Z. Hollmann, P. R. 

Washington Gamma Pi, University of Washington 

4305 15th Avenue, N. E., Seattle, Wash. 

J. H. Thompson, W. M. M. L. Haas, P. R. 

Alabama, Louisiana, and Texas 
Alabama Alpha Epsilon, Alabama Polytechnic Institute 

A. T. O. House, Auburn, Ala., Box 537 

James D. Samford, W. M. Eugene H. Hinton, P. R. 

Alabama Beta Beta, Birmingham-Southern College 

A. T. O. House, Birmingham, Ala. 

L..V. Howard, W. M. Geo. L. Reynolds, P. R. 

Alabama Beta Delta, University of Alabama 

A. T. O. House, Box 172, University, Ala. 

D. H. Thornbury, W. M. E. F. Steiner, P. R. 

Louisiana Beta Epsilon, Tulane University 

A. T. O. House, 1511 Dufossat, New Orleans, La. 

Randolph L. Griswold, W. M. Martin Lathrop, P. R. 

Texas Gamma Eta, University of Texas 

A. T. O. House, 2315 Nueces Street, Austin, Tex. 

Joseph C. Carter, W. M. L. J. Lincoln, P. R. 

Texas Delta Epsilon, Southern Methodist University 

Dallas, Texas 

W. Grady Reddick, W. M. Atras E. Jackson, P. R. 

Iowa, Minnesota, and Missouri 
Iowa Beta Alpha, Simpson College 

A. T. O. House, 402 North Second Street, Indianola, Iowa. 

Kenneth M. Parks, W. M. Alfred W. Wakeman, P. R. 

Iowa Delta Beta, University of Iowa 

A. T. O. House, 114 East Fairchild Street, Iowa City, Iowa. 

M. A. Olson, W. M. Fred L. Garlock, P. R. 

Iowa Gamma Upsilon, Iowa State College 

A. T. O. House, 2122 Lincoln Way, Ames, la. 

Fulton B. Flick, W. M. Karl L. Wagner, P. R. 

Minnesota Gamma Nu, University of Minnesota 

A. T. O. House, 1018 4th St., S. E., Minneapolis, Minn. 

William Mellenthin, W. M. E. C. Glasgow, P. R. 

Missouri Gamma Rho, University of Missouri 

A. T. 0. House, 1215 Hudson Street, Columbia, Mo. 

M. D. Mize, W. M. Oland I). Russell, P. R. 

MlSBOUB] Delta Zeta, Washington University 

Washington ('Diversify, Kkinker & Lindell Streets, St. Louis, Mo. 

Herbert B. Bryant, W. M. W. W. Rosenbauer, P. R. 



[The Editor assumes no responsibility whatever for the correct- 
ness of this list, surmising that many of the Associations here listed 
have no real existence. Beginning with the next Palm, only those will be 
listed that have between now and then given evidence of consciousness.] 

Allentown. President, David A. Miller; Secretary, G. Fred Kuhl, 1530 

Walnut Street, Allentown, Pa. (Luncheon, Friday at 12 at Elks' 

Alliance. President, Dr. G. L. King; Secretary, Guy E. Allott, Alli- 
ance, Ohio. 
Atlanta. President, Robert S. Quin; Secretary, James L. Girardeau, 

540 Washington Street, Atlanta, Ga. 
Birmingham. President. Vassar L. Allen; Secretary, E. C. Kain, 1304 

North Twenty-sixth Street, Birmingham, Ala. 
Burlington. President, Henry Hager; Secretary, Guy M. Page, 178 

Main Street, Burlington, Vt. 
California. President. H. S. Jones; Secretary, Samuel L. Carpenter, 

Jr., care of Fidelity and Deposit Company of Maryland, 355 Mills 

Building, San Francisco. 
Charlotte. President, W. L. Wilhoite; Secretary, J. Frank Wilkes, 

Charlotte, N. C. 
Chicago. President, P. N. Snyder, 37 X. Van Buren St., Harrison 4215, 

Chicago, 111.; Secretary, S. A. Pope, 26 X. Jefferson Street, Monroe 

4000. (Luncheon, Thursday at 12:30 at Brevoort Hotel.) 
Cleveland. President, Lamar T. Beman; Secretary, C. F. Lezius, 1537 

East Xinety-third Street. Cleveland, Ohio. 
Colorado. President, X. C. Steel, 501 Symes Building, Denver. Colo.; 

Secretary, Dr. Ranulph Hudston, 266 Metropolitan Bldg., Denver. 
Columbus. President, L. E. Wolfe, 1546 Xeil Avenue, Columbus, Ohio; 

Secretary, E. E. Perkins, 207 Brighton Road, Columbus, Ohio. 
Cincinnati. President, Monte J. Goble, Fifth Xational Bank, 14 West 

Fourth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio; Secretary. William R. Bass, 1115 

Union Central Building, Cincinnati, Ohio. (Luncheon, Friday at 

12:30 at Hotel Metropole.) 
Dallas. President, Francis E. Shoup; Secretary, R. R. Lawther, Jr., 

Dallas, Tex. 
Dayton. President, Dr. Paul Tappan; Secretary, C. B. Popenoe, 51 

Dayton Avenue, Dayton, Ohio. 
Des Moines. Pres-ident. W. E. Battenfield; Secretary. X. J. Goodsell, 

907 Register and Tribune Bldg., Des Moines, Iowa. (Luncheon. 

third Saturday at 12 at Randolph Hotel.) 
Detroit. President. Ray B. Morgan; Secretary. Clarence E. Wilcox, 623 

Moffat Building, Detroit, Mich. 
District of Columbia. President, John M. Coit; Secretary, V. Gilmore 

Iden, 30 Wyatt Building, Washington. 
Florida. President, John B. Sutton; Secretary. John Carney, Tampa, 


Franklin. President, ; Secretary. D. M. Robinson, 

Franklin, Tenn. 
Harvard. President, Obert Sletten; Secretary. J. E. Donahue, Foxcraft 

House 3, Cambridge, Mass. 
Houston. President, ; Secretary, . 

(Luncheon, first Saturday of each month at 12:30 at Rice Hotel.) 
Indiana. President, E. H. Kothe; Secretary. A. B. Williams, 1160 

Lemcke Annex, Indianapolis. 


Jacksonville. President, A. J. Mitchell; Secretary, R. A. Henderson, 
Jr., 213 Law Exchange, Jacksonville, Fla. (Luncheon, Friday at 1.) 

Kansas City. President, Charles A. Pierson; Secretary, Edward Price, 
315 East Tenth Street, Kansas City, Mo. 

Knoxville. President, ; Secretary, W. W. Carson, Jr., 

1705 West Church Avenue, Knoxville, Tenn. 

Los Angeles. President, Frank D. Walsh, 4037 Idaho Street, San Diego, 
Cal. ; Secretary, . (Luncheon, every Friday.) 

Louisville. President, R. E. Hill, care Louisville Boys' High School, 
Louisville, Ky. ; Secretary, Milton A. Reimer, 800 Baxter Avenue, 
Louisville, Ky. (Luncheon, Saturday at 12:30 at Hotel Henry 

Louisiana. President, Ginder Abbott; Secretary, Watts Leverich, 115 
Berlin Street, New Orleans. 

Massachusetts. President, Percy Williams; Secretary, Obert Sletten, 
519 Tremont Building, Boston. 

Manila. President, ; Secretary, . 

Memphis. President, Rev. Thomas F. Gailor; Secretary, W. A. Zim- 
merman, 706-7 Tennessee Trust Building, Memphis, Tennessee. 
(Luncheon, second Saturday 1 to 2, at Business Men's Club.) 

Milwaukee. President, Julius O. Roehl, 501 First National Bank Build- 
ing, Milwaukee, Wis.; Secretary, Fred P. Fairchild. 

Minnesota. President, William H. Oppenheimer; Secretary, Kenneth 
Sischo, 1024 Ashland Avenue, St. Paul. 

Montgomery. President, A. F. Whiting; Secretary, Walton H. Hill, 
Box 46, Montgomery, Ala. 

Nashville. President, Dr. R. W. Billington; Secretary, W. E. Boiling, 
904 Stahlman Building, Nashville, Tenn. 

New York. President, Hazen Conklin; Secretary, M. M. Drake, 17 
Battery Place, New York, N. Y. (Luncheon, Saturday at 1 at 
Hotel Woodstock, 43rd Street off Broadway.) 

Omaha. President, Alfred C. Kennedy, Jr., 236 Omaha National Bank 
Building, Omaha, Neb.; Secretary, Carl Hutchinson. (Luncheon, 
Thursday at 12 at Calumet Restaurant.) 

Philadelphia. President, ; Secretary, Hamilton C. 

Connor, 505 Bailey Building, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Pittsburgh. President, W. D. McBryar, 1415 Park Building, Pittsburgh, 
Pa.; Secretary, H. D. Kneeland, care of United Engineering and 
Foundry Co., 54th Street, Pittsburgh, Pa. (Luncheon, Saturday at 
12:15 at Fort Pitt Hotel.) 

Portland. President, F. S. McCord; Secretary, Frank A. Dudley, 401 
Piatt Building, Portland, Ore. 

Reading. President, Dr. Henry F. Schantz; Secretary, E. R. Geisewite, 
400 Schuylkill Avenue, Reading, Pa. 

San Antonio. President, Henry P. Burney; Secretary, Perry S. Robert- 
son, Room 546 Moore Building, San Antonio, Tex. 

Savannah. President, ; Secretary, Joseph Inglesby, 

Thirty-sixth and Barnard Streets, Savannah, Ga. 

South Carolina. President, ; Secretary, J. C. Ball, 

care of S. C. Loan and Trust Bank, Charleston. 

Spokane. President, S. B. Lindley; Secretary, L. M. Munson, 524 Hut- 
ton Building, Spokane, Wash. (Luncheon, second Wednesday 
at 12.) 

Springfield. President, J. A. Ness; Secretary, R. W. McKinney, 739 
Woodlawn Avenue, Springfield, Ohio. 

St. Louis. President, L. H. Cummings; Secretary, C. B. Carman, 505 
Hank of Commerce Building, St. Louis, Mo. 


Salt Lake City. President, A. B. Sawyer, Jr.; Secretary, -. 

Texas. President, R. E. L. Saner; Secretary, B. M. Lindsley, Dallas. 

Washington State. President, M. L. Bryan; Secretary, E. G. Spelger, 
Box 1848, Seattle. 

Western Carolina. President, W. L. Wilhoite; Secretary, R. M. Odell, 
Concord, N. C. 

Western New York. President, B. F. Lies, 67 West Eagle Street, Buf- 
falo; Secretary, . 

Youngstown. President, Joseph F. Williams; Secretary, George E. 
McNab, Jr. 


[Alpha Taus who tote their appetites to any of these places at 
scheduled times with no result will do the Editor a favor by mention- 
ing the matter to him.] 

Allentown, Pa., Fridays at 12, Elks' Club. 

Chicago, Thursdays at 12:30, Brevoort Hotel. 

Cincinnati, Fridays at 12:30, Hotel Metropole. 

Des Moines, Third Saturdays at 12, Randolph Hotel. 

Houston, First Saturdays at 12:30, Rice Hotel. 

Louisville, Ky., Saturdays at 12:30, Hotel Henry Watterson. 

Memphis, Second Saturdays at 1 to 2, Business Men's Club. 

New York, Saturdays at 1, Hotel Woodstock, 43rd near Broadway. 

Omaha, Thursdays at 12, Calumet Restaurant. 

Pittsburgh, Saturdays at 12:15, Fort Pitt Hotel. 

Seattle, First and Third Saturdays, 6:00 p. m., Seattle Hotel Grill. 


Alpha Tau Omega Business League 

An association of Alpha Tau Omega lawyers and other business men 

to promote their professional interests by the 

interchange of business. 

Mich. Beta Lambda 

N. C. Alpha Eta, '87 

Robert W. Bingham 

Geo. M. 




1415 Park Building 


Rooms 717-719 
Commercial Bldg. Louisville, Ky. 

R. E. L. Saner, John C. Saner, 
Tenn. Beta Pi '92 Tenn. Beta Pi '94 

Chas. D. Turner, J. W. Rodgers, 
Tenn. Beta Pi '10 Tenn. Beta Pi '12 

Saner, Saner & Turner 

O. Gamma Kappa, '01 

Herbert J. Coates 


Attorneys and Counsellors at Law 

Suite 320, Commonwealth Bank Bldg. 

730 Engineers Bldg. CLEVELAND, 0. 

Tenn. Beta Pi 

N. Y. Beta Theta 

Will E. Bollinq 

Attorney at Law 

Louis C. Ehle 

General Practice 

904-6-8 Stahlman Bldg. 


1043 First National Bank Building 

Ala. Beta Delta, '90 

Nebr. Gamma Theta 

H. P. Simpson 

Civil Engineer and Map Compiler 

Matters relating to Government Surveys a 


R. J. Carnahan 

Attorney at Law, General Practice 
Suite 201, Cosmopolitan Bldg. 

Navy Building WASHINGTON, D. C. 


Kan. Oamma Mu 

S. C. Beta Xi 

H. M. Lang worthy 

Attorney at Law 

Thomas G. Prioleau 

Attorney at Law 

1031 Scarritt Bldg. KANSAS CITY, MO. 

135 Broadway 


Alpha Tau Omega Business League — Continued 

Ohio Beta Mu 

H. W. Pitkin 

(of milciirist, SCOTT & pitkin) 

700701-702 Security Bank Bldg. 


Pa. Alpha Iota 

Harvey B. Lutz 

Attorney at Law 


Ala. Alpha Epsilon 

Geo. H. Lamar 

Attorney at Law 

728-732 15th St., N. W. 


Colo. Gamma Lambda — Chief Prov. Ill 

George B. Drake 
Attorney and Counsellor at Law 

305 Century Bldg. DENVER, COLO. 

Michigan Alpha Mu 

Clarence E. Wilcox 

622-23 Moffat Building DETROIT, MICH. 

Pa. Alpha Upsilon Chief Prov. V 

Victor Frey 

Attorney at Law 

1319 Land Title Bldg. 


W. N. Jordan Russell Jordan 
Mich. Alpha Mu Illinois Gamma Xi 
Chief Province XI 

Jordan & Jordan 

302-04-06 Clapp Bldg. Des Moines, Iowa 

111. Gamma Xr 

Morton C. See ley 


Attorney at Law 
Spitzer Building TOLEDO, OHIO 

Michigan Beta Lambda 

Herbert D. Warner 

Attorney at Law 
(City Judge) 

Odd Fellows Block SOUTH BEND, IND. 

Va. Beta 

F. A. Berlin 

Attorney at Law 

Central Bank Bldg. 

Rooms 409-410 OAKLAND, CAL. 

Maine Beta Upsilon 

J. H. McCready 

Counselor at Law 
68 Devonshire Street BOSTON, MASS. 

N. C. Alpha Delta 

Shepard Bryan 

Attorney at Law" 
1205-06-07 Candler Bldg. ATLANTA, GA. 

Alpha Tau Omega Business League — Continued 

Vt. Beta Zeta 

Lee C. Abbott 

(of thorp & abbott) 
Attorney at Law 

Amoskeag Bank Bldg. 


Ohio Alpha Psi 

Laybouene & McGbegob 

Attorneys at Law 

708-711 Fairbanks Bldg. 


N. Y. Alpha Lambda 

Rollo N. Chaffee 

Attorney at Law 

First National Bank Bldg. 


Mich. Beta Lambda 

LaVebgne B. Stevens 

Attorney and Counsellor at Law 

Suite 824, Equitable Bldg. 


Pa. Alpha Pi 

W. D. McBbyab 

Attorney at Law 

Central Block 1415 Park Bldg. 

C. A. Bazille, Mgr. W. C. Smiley, Sec. 
Minnesota Gamma Nu 

The Nobthebn Realty Co. 

Timber Lands 
Pioneer Bldg. ST. PAUL, MINN. 

New York Beta Theta 

James S. Tiujman 
Attorney and Counsellor 


Mass. Gamma Beta 

Habby G. Noyes 

Attorney at Law 

Va. Delta 

Hollins N. Randolph 

Attorney at Law 
920 Empire Bldg. ATLANTA, GA. 

Florida Alpha Omega 

Gaby W. Alexander 

Attorney at Law 

Atlantic National 


.i.i Alpha Beta 

DAVID S. Atkinson 
Attorney at L;iw 

widest Bldg. SAVANNAH, GA. 

Nathan F. GlFFIM Johw W. IIannon 
N. Y. Alpha Omicron 

Giffin & Han no n 

Counsellors at Law 

115 Broadway NEW YORK 
Telephone) Rector 837 


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Volume XXXIX June, 1919 Number 2 


Thomas Arkle Clark 

W or thy Grand Chief 

On April 23, in compliance with a promise which he had 
made at the time of his election, the Worthy Grand Chief set out 
for a trip which would include most of the Southern chapters. 
It was late enough in the spring for warm weather, 1ml 
before he had gone far the wind blew up, the temperature went 
down and it seemed like November rather than the first of May. 

The first stop was at the University of Cincinnati to visit 
Alpha Nu Sigma, the club at that place petitioning for a charter 
of Alpha Tau Omega. The University of Cincinnati is growing 
rapidly. The attitude toward fraternities there is favorable. 
These boys who constitute the petitioning club are steady, seri- 
ous-minded young fellows who go to college with the idea of com- 
pleting the college course, who are prominent in college activ- 
ities, and whose scholarship is admirable. So far as scholarship 
and general usefulness and participation in college activities 
are concerned, it is safe to say that the club will compare well 
with any chapter in the province. The five nearest chapters last 
year approved the application of this club. 

I was entertained in Cincinnati at a luncheon given by the 
the city alumni and by Alpha Nu Sigma at dinner. Brother 
William R. Bass, who has for some time been chief coadjutor of 
Alpha Nu Sigma, took a day off and showed me the points of 
interest in the city and entertained me royally. He has a great 
many good words to say for Alpha Nu Sigma, and he seems to 
know what he is talking about. 

From Cincinnati I ran across to Lexington, Kentucky, 
where I found myself in the midst of a conclave of Province 
VIII, and where I found also that the Southern Racing Associa- 


tion was throwing a meet that excited the town and filled all 
the hotels to the roof. Representatives from all the chapters 
in the province were in attendance at the conclave which lasted 
for two days and which resulted in the accomplishment of some 
very satisfactory work. Brother A. E. Ewan managed the con- 
clave and did it well. Tennessee Alpha Tan and Tennessee 
Beta Tau, which have for some time at least been small chapters, 
were pretty well hit by the war but are coming back strong. 
The other three chapters, having more to draw from, show less 
the effects of the Students' Army Training Corps and of recruit- 
ing camps. I stayed at the Mu Iota chapter house and attended 
a dance, where I was assured that the most beautiful girls of 
the South were present. This same claim was made at every 
succeeding stop of mine along the route. I have not yet de- 
termined whether the young women concerned were also making 
a tour of the South and that I saw the same ones at each place, 
or whether merely local enthusiasm prompted the claim. 

I found that the railroad schedule in the South is not always 
just as it appears to be in the published time-table. I left Lex- 
ington, Kentucky, on the evening of the 25th, expecting to reach 
Lexington, Virginia, some time early on Sunday. I discovered, 
however, that Sunday trains do not run on all railroads, and 
was forced to drive across country in an automobile. I reached 
Lexington, Virginia, about noon and had a very satisfactory time 
with the members of Virginia Beta. The chapter now consists 
of thirteen members. They have moved into a good house, 
are well organized, and have in Dean Hamilton an adviser of 
influence and good sense. Washington and Lee has a beautiful 
campus, around which cluster many and interesting traditions. 
Since this is the oldest chapter in existence, the members of the 
fraternity are very much interested in the building of a mem- 
orial house. There certainly could be found no more attractive 
place for doing this than Lexington. 

I left Lexington early Monday morning for the University 
of Virginia. I never realized, until I heard the stories of him 
at Charlottesville, what a great man Thomas Jefferson must have 
been. Most, ordinary men would have been satisfied with fonnd- 


ing the Democratic party or writing the Declaration of Inde- 
pendence, but Jefferson was also the architect of the University 
of Virginia buildings, and I believe they are the most artistically 
designed buildings of any college in the country. Virginia 
Delta is now living in a beautiful house of its own. At the open- 
ing of college in the fall there were only two or three men back ; 
now there are ten, and these ten are determined to stir up their 
alumni to help them get more men, and so to finance the house 
that it can be carried easily, and ultimately paid for. Both at 

Chapter House at Chapel Hill 

Washington and Lee and at the University of Virginia they had 
just finished a week of dancing and of social life, and I was 
assured that the same most beautiful girls of the South that I 
had met Lexington, Kentucky, were at the social functions at 
these other two places. Brother A. S. Boiling, who was at the 
time of my visit somewhat engrossed in the plans for his ap- 
proaching marriage, is the adviser and nearest friend of Vir- 
ginia Delta and is a brother worth having. 

From Charlottesville, by slow stages and various changes, 
I traveled to Durham, North Carolina. Durham is the home 
of various friends of the tobacco family with whom many college 
undergraduates are familiar — the Fatima cigaret, Duke's Mix- 
ture, and Bull Durham. Trinity has received many favors from 
the Duke family and is looking forward to others which may 
come in the future. North Carolina Xi had ten men in the 


active chapter. The Harrison twins, Bradshaw, Page, and Ruff, 
who is a returned soldier wearing a croix de guerre, are among 
the active and energetic men of the chapter. Houses have so far 
not been permitted at Trinity, so the chapter occupies the sit- 
ting-room of two of the boys who are pretty well settled in one 
of the dormitories. 

At Durham I was met by Brother Wilkes, the newly ap- 
pointed Chief of Province VI, who shows an energy and an 
interest in fraternity affairs that would do credit to a man of 
half his age. The chapter at Trinity can congratulate itself 
on the fact that, starting with only one man in the chapter last 
fall, it has now brought its membership up to ten, and in doing 
so has maintained a creditable scholarship. 

After spending a few hours at Trinity, Brother Page, 
Brother Wilkes and I took an automobile for Chapel Hill, where 
we visited North Carolina Alpha Delta. It was a beautiful ride 
through the woods, and we found Chapel Hill as quaint and 
attractive as it had been pictured. The house in which Alpha 
Delta lives has been beautifully designed. It is small but at- 
tractive in every way. It is one of the few houses in the 
Fraternity that has been completely paid for. The chapter 
consists of nine men. It is not likely that this chapter will ever 
be large ; it has always been conservative. The fact that men 
may not be pledged until the end of the freshman year also 
tends to reduce the number of men upon whom the members 
of the active chapter can agree. As one of the brothers said, 
"When you associate with a man for a year before pledging 
him,. it is pretty hard to find many men who are perfect enough 
to attain to our ideals." 

I left Chapel Hill regretting very much my inability to 
stay longer. I reached Charleston, South Carolina, on the 
morning of May 2. T presume there is no city in the world just 
like Charleston. Ii has not changed much as time has gone on; 
it, keeps its old customs, its old traditions, its old buildings. I 
was entertained while in Charleston at the home of Brother 
Maybank, who belongs to one of the oldest families in the city. 
The College of Charleston is an old institution and a very small 
one It has ordinarily not more than one hundred men in 


attendance; in the past year it has had fewer than half that 
many. I do not understand how, with so few men, it is possible 
to have so strong a chapter. It seemed to me that most of the 
prominent men I met in Charleston had at one time been active 
members of Beta Xi. The active chapter consists now of six men, 
and they occupy rooms in the third story of one of the good office 
buildings of the city. Brother Maybank and Brother W. E. 
Martin, the present W. M. of the chapter, cut classes for the 
most of two days and showed me the town. I was driven out 
into the country and visited some of the beautiful old planta- 
tions, including magnolia gardens and Runnymede. At Runny- 
mede we were served tea and cake by pretty Miss Sally Pink- 
ney, who belongs to the same family we used to read about 
in history. The tea itself was grown in South Carolina. Her 
great grandmother's dress which she showed me was made from 
silk raised and spun on the place. When we left our car was 
filled with, roses and azaleas, which were growing in riotous 
luxuriance all over the place. At night I attended the anni- 
versary banquet given at one of the leading hotels, where I 
met many of the alumni of the old chapter. If anyone should 
hold to the opinion that a small chapter is likely not to be a 
good one, he should go to Charleston and have his ideas changed. 

From Charleston I went to Atlanta. 1 had written all the 
chapters in Province I asking them if possible to have repre- 
sentatives of the various chapters come to Atlanta, so that we 
might have a sort of conclave with Beta Iota. All the chapters, 
excepting Alpha Omega, sent representatives, and we were en- 
tertained by Beta Iota at their house. Brother Joel B. Mallett, 
the newly-appointed Chief of this Province, was also in attend- 
ance. We had a meeting of the chapters on Monday — a meet- 
ing which was conducted in the most dignified and satisfactory 
way of any undergraduate meeting that I have attended. The 
officers of Beta Iota took their positions seriously. The chapter 
is in excellent condition and is the largest that I visited, since 
it contains more than thirty men. The chapters in Province I 
are not all in ideal financial condition but the outlook is satis- 
factory. The spirit is excellent, and the ultimate result, I 
believe, is assured. At the Monday meeting the new Chief of 


Province and the Worthy Grand Chief went into rather speci- 
fic detail concerning all the matters that have to deal with 
chapter progress, and I believe we reached some very satisfac- 
tory conclusions. Monday noon we were entertained at a lunch- 
eon given by the alumni of Atlanta, and I met something more 
than fifty of the prominent A.T.O.'s of Atlanta. Brother Quin 
presided, and Brother Shepard Bryan made the leading speech. 
At this meeting gatherings of the alumni association were re- 
vived, and it was agreed that in the future the association will 
meet on the second Thursday of each month. Atlanta is one 
of the most active centers of Alpha Tau Omega-ism in the 
country. It does not seem at all like a Southern city. The 
atmosphere is not sectional in any way. 

I reached New Orleans on the 6th of May, two days ahead 
of schedule time. I had given up going to Florida as I had 
previously intended, because of the long distance and the diffi- 
culty of reaching Gainesville. The members of the Tulane chap- 
ter were a little difficult of location, since there was a general 
election on and one of the brothers was running for office. (His 
election was announced before I left.) Nobody was attending 
classes and on account of the exigencies of war the chapter 
had been obliged to give up the fraternity house. After consid- 
erable struggle, however, I succeeded in locating Brother Ran- 
dolph L. Griswold and he later ran down most of the other 
brothers. Conditions at Tulane are also improving. The chap- 
ter expects to get back into its house next year. It has a good 
scheme for financing the house, and if it can put this into effect, 
as it certainly can if the alumni are properly aroused, it can 
soon be in excellent condition. 

I enjoyed my visit to New Orleans very much indeed, and 
though I had only a few hours there they were spent to 
good advantage. From New Orleans I came directly home. 

If I may summarize the situation in the South, it seems 
to me that it is on the whole good. There are still some financial 
difficulties to be solved, but the members are realizing their re- 
sponsibilities and they are taking hold with renewed energy. 
By next fall every chapter that I saw should be out of debt 
and should be in excellent co^itim to develop strongly. The 


trip was worth while, it seems to me, if for no other reason 
than that it gave me a new and better idea of Southern condi- 

By H. F. Harrington 

University of Illinois 

This is a confession and a prophecy, the retrospective recital 
of a man who has been a brother in the bonds himself and who 
has seen a procession of college youths march up the hill of 
knowledge and over the summit into life. 

Ever since I can remember I have loved books. My father 
operated a book store and news-stand, and within that pleasant 
field of literary treasures I roamed at will. High school days 
came and went, and presently I found myself in college haunts, 
pledged to a college fraternity. The association was not unan- 
ticipated nor strangely mysterious; my brothers — Phi Gams 
themselves — had coached me on the inner meanings of the Greek 
comradeship. It is a regret to them to this day that I chose 
the maltese cross instead of the diamond as the badge of my al- 

In those days I thought of college as a place of hand-picked 
men, interested tremendously in the higher pursuits of learning, 
and very, very different from ordinary folk. I expected they 
would talk of books and attack intellectual problems, that they 
would fire the tinder of my eager mind into a blaze of wonderful 
resolutions, hopes and dreams. Instead I found such everyday 
chaps as "Zoar" Fisher and "Burt" Harrison — small town 
eighteen-year-olds like myself. My first recollection of "Zoar" 
is that he wore a dinky freshman lid, smoked a huge bull-dog 
pipe, and displayed a long, beautifully chiseled Roman nose. 
"Burt" boasted a rosy complexion, a high-pitched guffaw, and 
a fondness for apple-pie. Somehow I had, until then, thought 
of college students as broad of brow, philosophical of mien — ■ 
possibly with a book or two in their ample coat pockets so that 
they might improve every shining moment in communion with 
great souls. 


My college mates represented a lot of varied tastes ; but on 
certain fundamental things they were agreed: they "stabbed," 
"cut" classes, courted the smiles of the girls, had "sneak" 
parties in defiance of faculty regulations, rejoiced in midnight 
feasts at "Greasy" Bowers' high lunch-counter, and studied to 
pass the course, not to acquire mental background. I didn't 
find a coterie of literary minded fellows sprawled under a tree, 
bent on hearing a new novel read aloud. That group, however, 
could be waylaid in a smoky, second-floor room where cards were 
studiously shuffled, and where bids and banterings displaced 
serious conversation. There you will find a feast of wit, anec- 
dote and banter; but very little flow of soul. 

And so my self-made fashions for college men were, per- 
force, speedily revised ; my smug theory of college life cast over- 
board. I began to discover that college men were very much 
like other people — as lazy as they dared to be, not over-zealous 
about perusing literary masterpieces, very fond of a good time, 
rather neglectful of intellectual and religious opportunities, and 
exceedingly intent on practical matters, particularly the pros- 
pect of a remunerative job. They bestowed their friendship 
generously, honestly, and were absolutely free of immorality 
and underhandedness. At least this is the way it appears to me 
now as I pause to call back some of the impressions of those 
first college days, the happiest of my life. 

I spent two years in that small denominational college, and 
made friendships that have remained snug and warm ever since. 
Then the hand of destiny led me to a large city with a state Uni- 
versity. There I found another prevailing fashion in college 
men — the city youth with money, leisure, an automobile, and a 
craving for "life." I had not been used to the "sporty" col- 
lege man, and yet here he was in full regalia. I heard stories 
of midnight revels, of drunken brawls and a subsequent arrest 
or two. A popular pastime consisted in celebrating a football 
victory with a nightshirt parade that ended in battering down 
the doora of a burlesque theater and in lapping up all the fire- 
water in town. This was by no means general, but it was suffi- 
ciently popular to be typical. I regret to say that fraternity 
houses wen; operated under sueh loose regulations that liquor 


and wild women were brought into their precincts without much 
fear of discovery. 

The college annals of those days are rather eloquent of petty 
graft, questionable initiations, booze-fests, hazing, and poker 
parties. I recall that corduroy trousers were much in vogue, 
and that co-eds in classes were looked upon rather askance as 
interlopers. Was not college intended primarily for men ? 

In these latter days as I look back at the college chap from 
the elevation of the teacher's desk, I have found him somewhat 
changed. He has the same bouyant slang and wit, the same 
irresponsibility, but he does not proclaim his college associations 
quite so gloriously as the generation that preceded him. That 
enormous fraternity pin worn on the lapel, the peg-leg trousers, 
the keg party, heckling the freshie, baiting the umpire, burning 
up the village square to celebrate a football victory, seem to 
have gone into the discard. We find a less demonstrative, more 
worthy by-product of college life in evidence almost everywhere. 
The times have changed — and along with them have disappeared 
many of the exaggerations and caricatures that have defamed 
the college man. Today he is more in earnest, less a sampler of 
the sweet and the forbidden things of life. 

There remains still, however, in many quarters, the disposi- 
tion to josh the chap of studious habits and honest enthusiasms. 
The stigma that he is a "high-brow" is often hard to outlive. It 
is so much more complimentary to call a man a "good scout," 
or a "peachuva punter." The teacher with a new grip on the 
facts of his subject, intent on presenting them with precision 
and thoroughness, is often less acceptable to the student than 
the instructor who mixes entertainment with superficialities, and 
arrives at popularity through an easy going personality. 

The stampede for the practical, cash-register value, as 
against the cultural value expressed in art, literature, and sci- 
ence, spurs the college student onward today as it did yesterday, 
perhaps more so as the lanes into business and professional ac- 
tivities widen and beckon. 

Yes, fashions in college men are changing. Under whatever 
costume and environment the college man has shown himself a 
possessor of keen humor, warm enthusiasm, a love of life, and a 


quick adaptability. These surface indications often hide his 
more serious gropings toward truth, his more significant ques- 
tionings about the meaning of education, democracy, living. I 
think the war has helped to enlarge his outlook and enrich his 

The future asks the college man to use his brain with 
greater efficiency, to forego some of his' juvenile pastimes, to 
forge a larger conception of his duty toward his neighbor, to 
appreciate alien interests more deeply through the medium of 
the printed page, to build a worthier ethical ideal, to enter more 
fully into his inheritance. The college man is to be weighed 
not by oddities of speech, costume, and behavior, but by his 
ability to contribute to the world's work through application of 
heart, head, and hand. He has been a rah-rah boy; tomorrow 
asks him to set a new pattern in manhood. By this criterion 
he is to be judged. 



Wood here?" I 
asked in what 
must have been 
a very brash and 
breezy western 
manner, when I 
was confronted 
by an office boy 
at the upper 
end of a journ- 
ey that led me 
to 227 Fulton 
Street, N'York, 
and up an ex- 
cessively unhur- 
ried elevator. 

"Do you 

wish to see Mr. 
Wood, the Man- 
ager? I will see 
whether he is at 
liberty or not, 
Sir," said the 
office boy in a 
tone that showed 
me how I seemed 
to the freshman 
who had come 
into my office 
with his hat on. 
I indicated that 
he had got the 
drift of my de- 

sire, not to say hope, and he passed through one of the lumber- 
yard-full of doors, carrying my card with him. 

Through the glass partitions about I could see perhaps an 
acre of desks, stenographers, clerks, filing cases, and busy pre- 
occupation, which I knew, from the lettering on the doors, was 
all concerned with the considerable task of producing the Classi- 
fied Telephone Directory of New York City, and a score of cities 
in the United States, 

The boy soothed me by returning with more alacrity than 
he had shown in going, and I followed him through layers of 
doors, till at last I saw Harvey himself half emerge from one, 
with one hand extended in welcome, while the other waved a 
protest to a man, who was saying, as he disappeared, by another 
door, "No other light brahma breeder has ever come anywhere 
near equalling the record you can show." It was not easy for 
me to connect light brahmas with the telephone directory of New 


York City ; but I had known Harvey in college, and did not need 
to be told, as he led me to a chair and thrust a handful of cigars 
in my direction, that his was not a one-track mind, and that 
he might be carrying on several side interests that would seem to 
some men full-sized jobs while he gave most of his time to his 
real business. 

Wood originated in Mt. Pulaski, Illinois, and after having 
finished the high-school course there and taken all the premiums 
for light brahmas offered at the county and state fairs for a few 
years he went to the University of Illinois, where he was 
promptly acquired by Gamma Zeta. This was in 1901, and from 
that fall until 1905 he was a very busy undergraduate. He 
found more things to do outside the classroom than any other 
Illinois student has ever found who did not go in for class pol- 
itics. Two objects especially occupied his attention. One was 
the Pi Phi Porch, in the occupation of which he was ably assisted 
by one of the sisters, Myra Cox, who is now looking after Har- 
vey, the chickens, and Harvey, Junior, age five or six, Peggy, 
age three, and Woodcroft, in the midst of four or five acres on 
River Road, Bound Brook, New Jersey. She and Harvey have 
a taste for bull terriers, too, and have sent some prize winners 
to various shows. 

The other occupation that took a lot of his undergraduate 
time was the educating of Dean Clark. The present Worthy 
Grand Chief was then fresh and green as the first known Dean 
of Men, without guide or precedent, and in need of laboratory 
material. Harvey was on the spot as material. He could get 
onto the green carpet oftener and for a larger variety of causes 
than it would be worth while to enumerate; at the end of five 
years he had given the Dean of Men a chance to exercise his 
wits, disciplinary skill, advice, and affection in as many chan- 
nels as the time allowed. Feeling that the Dean was now safely 
launched on a lit'*' career, Harvey set out to find one of his own. 

lie went into advertising work in Chicago, first for a de- 
partmenl store, then for Hearst's newspapers, then on his own 
hook ;i> agenl for a lot of Mexican papers, and in three years 
landed with Reuben II. Donnelley, publisher of city, telephone, 
and classified telephone directories. He stayed there long enough 


to get the hang of the business and reorganize the Chicago office. 
Then he went to Providence, Rhode Island, where he did the 
same, and traveled for the concern during spare hours, landing 
in the New York office in 1909. Donnelley had just taken over 
the old Alcolm Red Book there, which was not doing much 
business. He turned it over to Wood and told him to work it. 
He did $50,000 of business the first year; last year he did ten 
times that amount, and lias sold two and a half millions in 
advertising there in less than ten years, and thinks he lias just 

Meantime he has been made general eastern manager of the 
National Classified Telephone Directory and Buyers' Guide, a 
logical development out of the string of classified directories 
published by Donnelley in one hundred and sixteen communi- 
ties, including New York, Chicago, and a score of other large 
cities. Wood is vice-president and general manager of this 
concern, as well as manager of the New York, Pittsburgh, Buf- 
falo, Providence, Boston, Philadelphia, and Cincinnati classified 
city telephone directories. For two years he was chairman of 
the educational committee of the association of New York ad men. 

Light brahmas are something more than a hobby with Har- 
vey; he has been raising them ever since he was a boy, and has 
taken a lot of prizes. In the principal shows of the country in 
the last five years he has taken 59 firsts, 48 seconds, 29 thirds, 
18 fourths, 15 fifths, and three sixths. In each of the three Na- 
tional meetings of the American light brahma club in 1915, 1917, 
and 1918 he won "best display" and the national championship 
cup. And you can tell from this page that he is advertised by 
his loving friends. If you want to know more about this aspect 
of Harvey send for Wood's Brahma News. There is room here 
only to add that he has been secretary of the American Light 
Brahma Club for the last five years, and edited their year book, 
during which he has brought the membership up from seventy- 
five to 500. You can buy a setting of eggs from him for $15.00 
and a full grown hen for something less than the price of a 
Locomobile limousine. 

But there are no feathers in his hair. He is the most genial, 
smooth, unhurried, leisurely-seeming young man you can im- 


agine, with time to spare on all maimer of social niceties. He 
has mankind sized up from many angles, a social sense aston- 
ishingly cultivated, and a degree of modesty that will make it 
necessary for the writer of these lines to keep out of his vicinity 
for a long time to come. 


The frontispiece of the Palm is reproduced from a bronze 
bas relief presented to the Fraternity by the L. G. Balfour Com- 
pany and placed in the Central office of the Fraternity. Beneath 
it stand a complete set of the Palm, each volume bearing on the 

Presented to 
Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity 



North Carolina Alpha Eta 
How the set came into the possession of the Fraternity was 
told in December, 1916, by Brother Nathan F. Giffin, then 
Worthy Grand Chief: 

About a year ago I learned that Brother David A. White, of North 
Carolina Alpha Eta had in his possession a nearly complete set of the 
Palm. Knowing Brother White's long and continued devotion to the 
Fraternity, and his willingness to make personal sacrifices for her wel- 
fare, and feeling that the Fraternity ought if possible have in its pos- 
session, for use by the Worthy Grand Chief, a complete set of the 
Palm, I felt constrained to approach Brother White with a view of 
ascertaining under what, if any, circumstances he might be induced to 
present his set to the Fraternity. After some correspondence, he ex- 
pressed a willingness to make the gift, provided he should receive from 
the Fraternity some token which he could retain and cherish. At a 
meeting of the High Council held April 24, 1916, the matter was brought 
to its attention, and the Worthy Grand Chief and Chairman of the High 
Council were authorized to purchase and present to Brother White 
such a gift as in their opinion would be acceptable. I immediately 
attempted to communicate with Brother White for the purpose of 
ascertaining if there was any particular article which he would value 
most, but before my letter reached him he met with the accident which 
resulted In his untimely death. My letter was received, however, by 
his brothers, William E. and James W. White, and they advised me 


that they were only too glad to carry out what they considered were 
Dave's wishes in the matter. I succeeding in supplying from my own 
files and through the courtesy of Brother Reno two numbers which 
were missing, and the set has been bound in canvas and is in my pos- 
session; at the beginning of each volume is the inscription: 

"Presented to Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity by David E. White, 
North Carolina Alpha Eta." 

It should be the duty of each succeeding Worthy Grand Chief to 
see to it that each volume of the Palm as printed is bound uniformly 
with the preceding volumes. This is, so far as I know, one of but 
three complete sets of the Palm, the other two being respectively in 
the office of the Worthy Grand Keeper of Annals, and in the possession 
of Brother George Schwartz of Wooster, Ohio. 

Dave White died June 18, 1916, and the Palm for Septem- 
ber of that year contained the following paragraphs, written by 
Brother Larkin W. Glazebrook: 

1 can well appreciate what a sad shock the announcement 
herewith contained will be to every reader of the Palm, es- 
pecially Brothers Thomas, Lamar, Hickok, Saner and Bingham. 
When I received the sad telegram, I was simply appalled. Per- 
haps those mentioned will feel as I do now; that, although "dear 
old Dave" is no more, still I cannot yet feel that he has entirely 
left us. Whether it is that his spirit remains with me or that 
I cannot realize it all — I cannot tell, I cannot tell. His mem- 
ory to me is so sweet that, perhaps, this delusion may last. 
I am prompted to write of him, and yet when I seat myself 
to do it, I feel absolutely unfit ; so many thoughts and memories 
run through my brain, that I fear the result will be far from 
what my intent is. To me, he was a brother! Not by birth, 
but by deliberate choice ; as such, it is absolutely impossible for 
me to portray my true affection. To his dear aged mother, 
sisters, brothers and friends, my love and sympathy goes out 

Dave White or "Old Dave" 

Gentle as a woman, 
Pure as a Lily; 
Honest as the day. 
And as bold as a Lion. 

To these characteristic attributes, many other terms could 


be well applied : affectionate, charitable, loyal, conscientious, 
temperate in all things, religious, ambitious, staunch to his Car- 
dinal Principles of "Virtue, Truth and Love." 

A dreamer who realized. 

A worker who secured results. 

A taskmaster who was kind. 

A friend who was always faithful. 

Of how few men or women of our acquaintance could such 
things be more truly said? 

His life has not been in vain — to all of us there will come 
that comparative insight which will make .us look poor in com- 
parison ; but there is the thought that, maybe now, we may try 
to imitate him and thus become better men. Our Father in 
Heaven, so the adage goes, gathers only the best from His gar- 
den. For more than twenty-five years it has been my pleasure 
to have been closely associated with him ; during that time, ev- 
ery possible test may be said to have been applied ; the result 
gives us pure gold with no alloy. Time, or at least space, will 
not allow me to mention many amusing and delightful incidents 
of our association. Memory, however, is already crowding them 
back upon my brain ; which perhaps, will soften the seemingly 
hard and cruel thrust, In his varied walks of life, I feel that 
1 must not tread ; satisfied as I am, with the beautiful editorial 
written in his home paper by his devoted pastor; but I feel 
that I should say a few words of him as a member of the Alpha 
Tau Omega Fraternity ; as our brother : 

Initiated in the olden days, when tradition was so dearly 
prized and understood, and when every man felt that the final 
success of this questionable venture depended upon him, indi- 
vidually ; it is not surprising that he developed into the model 
fraternity man. His old, one-inch square pin was always near 
a1 hand. His fraternal grip to him meant all he had if the other 
man aeeded it. 

During the last fifteen years increased business responsi- 
bilities prevented him from attending the Fraternity Congresses, 
but, prior to thai time there were few of ns who had attended 

;is many. 

Around his humble walls, these old groups looked down 


upon him each face expressing if possible, the one thought: 
"Dear Old Dave." 

His affection for the founders of the Fraternity bordered 
upon "Hero Worship"; his loyalty and steadfastness to those 
in office were the characteristics of the man. His love for the 
old Bingham chapter, whose birth and existence was almost 
entirely dependent upon him, was beaut ful to note ; in this con- 
nection I cannot but see him, in all the initiates of that remark- 
able Chapter; the personnel of which stands out in bold relief. 
His affection for its memory and the preservation of its records 
was his daily pleasure. Only a few short weeks ago, he wrote me 
that he had a complete set of the Palms; each one after being 
carefully read was preserved; that he felt it was not fair thai 
he should still retain this valuable record and asked my advice 
as to how best to dispose of them; to me this evidence of self- 
sacrifice was strikingly characteristic. 

While I was Worthy Grand Chief he served most faithfully 
as Worthy Grand Scribe and was most efficient. Later, he was 
honored by being made a member of the High Council, a fitting 
reward for service well done. During my administration, upon 
my suggestion that the Province System be inaugurated, and 
I was later called upon to select the first Province Chiefs, the 
first man I selected was Dave White ; in his real and genuine 
way, he refused to serve giving as his excuse that time would 
not allow him to assume such a responsible position. 

What a galaxy of immortals now make up that chapter 
roll — Marshall, Renick, Turk, Faison, Gadsden, Quintard, Wig- 
gins, Norton, and last, but not least, including the many other 
departed brothers — "Dear Old Dave." 


Walter Ben Hare 

Some months ago I attended a banquet given by one of the 
oldest chapters of the effete east. Oh, it was very formal; we 
wore dress suits and pearl buttons and everything! The music 
was good and the food was good, and the pep and the ginger and 
the songs and cheers; at first I thought it was going to be a 


regular Red Letter Affair, — but then the Toastmaster arose and 
with Machiavellian cunning told us that the best was yet to be. 
And I, with my characteristic Ozarkian innocence, believed him. 
Then he introduced the speakers. 

Brother This was introduced and Brother That, and the 
comical Brother Who was followed by the pleonastic Brothers 
Which and You-Know. No fault could be found with the sub- 
jects. The same beloved old banquet subjects of our youth : 
Our Order, Reminiscences, Stories, Our Flag, The Goat, — aw, 
you know! Tremendous applause greeted the speakers as they 
arose, enthusiasm ran high as each speaker was introduced, 
honest, we did our best to be courteous and fraternal and gave 
nine rahs and three cheers and several tigers as each glowing 
orator hemmed and hummed and vociferated "Mr. Toastmaster 
and Brothers.' ' 

But those speeches! The men on the program simply did 
not know how to make a banquet speech. Time-old stories were 
dragged in, forced in, hauled in, anywhere, irrespective of rel- 
evancy. Grammatical and historical data were slaughtered like 
the Huns on the Marne. Aphorisms of a dead and gone period 
scattered like minnie balls, but failed to pierce the deadly si- 
lence of the auditors. Brother A. spoke rapidly, his pulpit style, 
using his fine flow of language continuously for fifteen minutes — 
and said nothing. Brother B. had some ideas, (he was speaking 
on Progress), but he hesitated and halted and stammered until 
the beginning of his sentence seemed miles away from its climax. 
Brother C. (The Comical Brother) simply told a few vaudeville 
stories and recited the National Toast — and got away with it. 
Pleonastic Brother D. said that he was glad to be present, that 
we were a great fraternity, that the newly initiated brothers 
were to be congratulated and that he hoped they would make 
good men in time. Brother E. started with the naive assertion 
that he couldn't make a speech, and then proceeded to consume 
twenty minutes demonstrating the proof of his major premise. 
Incidentally he referred to "the white plaster and black beams 
made famous in Tudor, England," causing my boon frater to 
remark in a still, sad voice, that the brother probably meant 
Anatole, France. And then the Cheer Leader, with rare humor, 


yelled, "What's the matter with Brother E.?" A few of the 
knowing older brethren feared to answer truthfully, but the 
Actives soon set our mental solicitation at rest by zealously de- 
claring, "He's all right!" — and we gave a sigh of relief. The 
speeches were finished. 

And I thought of the days of long ago, I thought of the 
badinage of James Brown Green (God rest his gentle soul) ; 
I recalled the stately eloquence of Otis Glazebrook and the mar- 
velously beautiful tribute paid to the fraternity spirit by Robert 
E. Lee Saner in an extemporaneous speech given at the Chicago 
Congress some sixteen years ago; I thought of the rare humor 
exuded by young Paul Hickok when he toastmastered a Pro- 
vince V banquet in 1903 ; I seemed to hear again the beautiful 
tribute to the A.T.O. badge made by Henry Moore at the first 
A.T.O. banquet ever given at the University of Missouri and 
of Bob Gantt's celebrated "But He Couldn't Make a Beta of 
Me" speech and his toast to the ladies given in the old days 
in the old Province I, and I caught myself echoing, ' ' tempora, 
mores! what has happened to the Brothers? Why can they 
no longer speak? Has the art of oratory been cast into the 
discard and do debating and literary societies no longer attract 
the soporific undergraduate?" 

Once there was a chapter of Alpha Tau Omega that devoted 
about forty-five minutes each week at its regular meeting to 
an exercise called The Good of the Order, during which time the 
Freshmen and Sophomores made five-minute speeches on cur- 
rent topics assigned to them the previous week by the Scribe. 
In time they learned to make good speeches and that chapter 
produced more good after-dinner speakers than any I have ever 
seen. Declamation and oratory medals besplattered their chests 
like drops of dew, and they made good in after life. One of their 
men is now a very successful salesman and he told me last year 
in Chicago that he owed his ability to mix with men and speak 
on his feet and think rapidly to the training received in his 
Chapter Hall. 

Brothers, there is a lesson here. Train yourselves to think 
on the live topics of the day and train yourselves to express your 
thoughts in public. A recent article in a fraternity magazine 


complains that the average undergraduate does not know how 
to talk, that the average chapter conversation consists of one- 
fourth slang, one-fourth piffle, one-fourth athletics and six- 
fourths girls. If the Good of the Order stunt is not desired at 
Chapter Meetings, why not take forty-five minutes at the din- 
ner table on Sundays and teach the undergraduates the gentle 
art of gab .? It will be worth your while. 


It is merely a matter of coincidence that one of the first 
duties of the new Worthy Grand Chief has been to appoint four 
new Chiefs of Provinces. E. H. Lunde resigned as Chief of 
Province II nearly a year ago, and his duties were temporarily 
transferred to the Executive Secretary. To this office Carl G. 
Schoeffel has been appointed. No sketch of him has yet been 
obtainable. Province VI has been without a chief for some time 
owing to the resignation of P. Frank Hanes. Then E. A. 
Werner had to give up his work in Province I, and finally 
George B. Drake found that he could no longer spare the time 
required by Province III. All these men ought to have a tribute 
here to their services to the fraternity in the somewhat laborious 
task of the offices they have held; but material that is not in 
hand cannot be faked in this case, and the Editor must content 
himself for the present by saying that Drake has served six 
years. He installed Wyoming Gamma Psi in 1913 and was the 
founder of Iowa Delta Beta in 1915. He was initiated into 
Colorado Gamma Lambda in 1902. After graduating from 
Colorado in law he was in practice in Denver until 1917, when he 
went to Omaha as attorney for the Employers Liability Assur- 
anee Corporation. 


J. Frank Wilkes is the new Chief of Province VI. On May 
30, 1 864, be was called John Franklin, but most of the time 
since then he lias gone by the shorter name and likes it better. 
Back in 1885 he returned from Stevens Institute as a mechanical 
engineer to become superintendent of the Mecklenburg Iron 


Works in Charlotte, North Carolina, and there, later becoming- 
manager, he has found and done his life work. Earlier than 
that he had attended private schools and Carolina Military 
Institute and had graduated 
from the University of North 
Carolina as a Ph. B. in 1883. 
It is said that he was an 
active student who kept 
ahead of the average in his 
studies and still found plenty 
of time to devote to football 
and hazing and other extra- 
curricular duties, including 
the editorship of the college 
magazine at North Carolina 
and the annual at Stevens. 

In Charlotte he has been 
active in public service, hav- 
ing been an officer in the 
Naval Reserves, and National 
Guard; an alderman for six 
years; active in the Chamber 
of Commerce; Scout Com- 
missioner of the Charlotte J. Frank Wff.krs 
Council, Boy Scouts; treasurer and on the executive committee 
of the county fair association, and a lot of other things that 
merely add unnecessary proof that Brother Wilkes is one of 
those citizens who can always be relied on to do the job that has 
to be done, and do it well. He belongs to the Episcopal church,. 
on the Vestry of which he has served for seventeen years. For 
eight years he was treasurer of the parish. 

Those who like to ramble about the mazes of genealogy, 
a favorite recreation especially, perhaps, in the South where 
the natives will confess that there is good reason for it, will be 
interested to know that Brother Wilkes is a grandson of Admiral 
Charles Wilkes, U. S. N., better known as Captain Wilkes of 
the U. S. exploring expedition of 1838-42. His father 
was Lieut. John Wilkes, U. S. -N., and his mother, Jane Een- 


wick Wilkes, who after the lieutenant resigned in 1854 settled 
in Charlotte. To finish this pedigree business it may be added 
that J. Frank was married to Nancy Beal of Baton Rouge. She 
died in 1896, and he married Frances Mclver Lucas, of Society 
Hill, South Carolina, in 1898. They have a son, John, now a 
lieutenant in the navy, and a daughter. 

Wilkes became an Alpha Tau, the tenth member of Alpha 
Delta chapter, in 1882, and affiliated with Alpha Kappa when 
he went to Stevens. When he became aware of conditions there 
he advised against further initiations and recommended with- 
drawal of the charter. In 1890 he was appointed Worthy Grand 
Keeper of Annals, but by some vagary of fate he never received 
notice of the, appointment, and learned of it only when the 
first catalog of the Fraternity was issued in 1903. He has shown 
his continual interest in fraternity affairs by attending the con- 
gresses of 1884, 1886, 1890, and 1910, and he expects to attend 
many more. 


Major Joel Byars Mallet, of Atlanta, Georgia, an Alpha 
Tau who served with distinction during the war as selective 
service officer for the state of Georgia, has been appointed Chief 
of Province I, which includes the chapters of the fraternity lo- 
cated in Georgia and Florida. 

The Worthy Grand Chief announced the appointment of 
Major Mallet on April 5 and he immediately assumed the duties 
of the office. Major Mallet succeeds Edward A. Werner, who 
has held the office for a long number of years and who recently 
tendered his resignation when it became necessary for him to 
remove his residence to Little Rock, Arkansas, where he is con- 
nected with the Pratt Engineering and Machine Co. 

r J'li ere are many men who won distinction in the service of 
their country during the war, many who braved the dangers 
on the field in France and won undying fame by glorious deeds 
and sacrifices. Joel B. Mallet won distinction in another way. 
It, was his lot to have to remain at home as a part of America's 
war machine on this side. It was no "snap" that he had — it 
was a hard, thankless job. However, it was service of the most 


important character and he made good. The whole state 
Georgia knows how well he responded to his opportunity and 
how well he served his country on this side as Georgia's select- 
ive service officer. 

To begin at the beginning, -Joel Byars .Mallet was born on 
March 4, 1894, at Jackson, Butts County, Georgia, the home 
town of many good old Alpha Tans. All the way through high 
school and three colleges he led in his classes. lie was gradu- 
ated with first honor at the Jackson High School. Then he 
entered Emory College, where Alpha Theta chapter initiated 
him into Alpha Tau Omega. lie was graduated from Emory 
with the class of 1913, receiving A.B. degree, cum laude honors. 
He taught at the Jackson High School in 1913-14 after which he 
took the two. year law course at the University of Georgia, re- 
ceiving his B. L. degree with the class of 1916, again with high 
honors. A short while afterward he entered the third year 
law class at Yale, graduating with the class of 1917, and mak- 
ing the highest average in his class. At Emory he was a member 
of the D.V.S., the senior honor society; at Georgia, he belonged 
to the Sphinx, the senior honor society there ; and at Yale he 
was one of four men to be admitted to an honorary law society. 

Just about the time Joel Mallet was finishing his studies 
in law at Yale, America declared war on Germany. Returning 
to Georgia he enlisted in the National Guard and on July 11, 
1917, was commissioned captain and assigned to duty in the 
adjutant general's office. 

On September 15, 1917, at the age of twenty-three, Captain 
Mallet was promoted to the rank of major in this department 
and on October 19 of the same year was appointed by Governor 
Hugh M. Dorsey as Acting Adjutant General of Georgia. On 
December 4, 1917, he resigned as Acting Adjutant General to 
become major of infantry in the United States Army and im- 
mediately was detailed by General Enoch Crowder to take charge 
of the execution of the draft in Georgia. 

As selective service officer for the state of Georgia, Major 
Mallet had under his supervision one hundred and sixty-five 
local draft boards, three district boards, and twenty-one medical 
advisory boards. Georgia registered nearly 600,000 men for war 


service and from this number about 90,000 were sent to the 
training camp. As can be readily imagined from these figures, 
the work of registration and selection of Georgia's soldiers car- 
ried with it an immense a- 
mount of detail with a corre- 
spondingly large amount of 
responsibility which fell on 
Major Mallet's shoulders. At 
the same time, he served as 
disbursing officer for Georgia 
and handled all accounts and 
paid all bills contracted by 
the War Department in con- 
nection with the operation of 
the draft in the state. Let- 
ters from high officials and 
commendation in the press 
of the state testify to the 
successful manner in which 
the young Georgian and his 
organization directed the 
draft, but as more practical 
evidence of his successful ad- 
ministration, stand the of- 
ficial figures which show that Georgia furnished her quota of 
men for the war at a cost less than the national average per man. 
On January 1, 1918, Major Mallet married Miss Helen 
McCullough, one of Atlanta's prettiest and most attractive 
daughters. Major' Mallet is a brother of Hugh Mallet, also 
an Alpha Tau. 

Having completed his duties with the War Department, the 
new Chief of Province I will resume the practice of law in At- 
Lanta. He has formed ;i partnership with Lieut. George L. Bell, 
.Jr., son of a prominent Georgia jurist, who recently returned 
from service in France, and the firm of Mallet & Bell opened 
their offices in the Healey Building on June 1. 

Joel Byars Mallet 



Ralph E. Weaverling, newly appointed Chief of Province 
III, was born at Beatrice, Nebraska, thirty-three years ago. 
He was educated in the schools of Nebraska, and in 1907 entered 
the University of Nebraska, but in search of the course of study 
which he desired to pursue, before the end of the first semester 
he left the University of Nebraska, and entered the University 
of Kansas. He soon became acquainted with .John X. Van der 
Vries, who was then a professor at the University, and Brother 
Van, having the interest of the Kansas chapter at heart, immedi- 
ately saw to it that the chapter became acquainted with Ralph 
E. Weaverling. Weaverling was initiated by the Kansas chap- 
ter in the spring of 1908. 

In the fall of 1908 he entered the law school at the Uni- 
versity of Nebraska, and af- 
filiated with the Nebraska 
chapter, and graduated from 
the law school at that place 
in 1911. After graduation 
he located at North Bend, Ne- 
braska, where he has since 
engaged in the practice of 
law, and where he built up a 
very successful and remun- 
erative practice. He has 
recently disposed of his in- 
terests at North Bend and is 
now connected as attorney 
with the Lincoln Accident 
Company, of Lincoln, Ne- 

He has always taken an 

interest in local politics, and 

held the position of City At- 

„ . , , . Ralph E. Weaverling 

torney tor eight years, and in 

November of 1918, he was elected a State Senator from the 5th 

District, having served in the last session of the State Legisla- 


ture as the youngest member of the Senate. During the session 
of the Legislature Brother Weaverling was in close touch with 
Governor S. R. McKelvie an A.T.O. of the Nebraska chapter. 
During the war he was active in many ways. As chairman of the 
County Four Minute men, chairman of the first Red Cross Drive 
in his county, a member of the committee in charge of all Liberty 
Loan drives, and a member of the legal advisory board in con- 
nection with draft registration he found many opportunities to 
make himself useful. 

Weaverling says, ' ' I play tennis in the spring and summer, 
engage in politics fall and winter and practice law the rest of 
the time." He has a state reputation as a tennis player. In 
1911 he was the captain of the University team, which won the 
Missouri Valley championship. He has won several tournaments 
and engaged in state tennis tournaments. 

Brother Weaverling has always taken the greatest interest 
in the Nebraska chapter and has been active in the Omaha alumni 
association, and never fails to attend important gatherings of 
the chapter and association, even though he has had to travel 
several miles to be present. He is a Shriner and a thirty-second 
degree Mason. 


The Ohio Beta Omega chapter was the host of the 28th An- 
nual Conclave at Columbus, Ohio, on May 16 and 17. All the 
chapters were ably represented with the exception of Ohio 
Gamma Kappa, they having no accredited delegate present. 
Two delegates from a petitioning local at the University of 
Cincinnati were also present. Throughout Friday, Alpha Taus 
from all parts of the state came breezing in to renew old ac- 
quaintances and to make new ones. 

The opening business session, held Friday afternoon at the 
chapter house, was preliminary, being taken up with the election 
of officers and the appointment of committees. The business 
session of Satin-day morning was presided over by Chief Frank 


R. Bott, at which time he detailed the aims and plans of the 
province and the chapters. The credentials committee reported 
and valuable suggestions were made to the other committees. 

The formal business session of the conclave was held at the 
Hotel Deshler Saturday afternoon. The conclave was favored 
by the report of Province Chief Bott. He expressed his satis- 
faction in seeing the chapters back on a normal basis. The re- 
ports of the delegates were heard, showing indeed a gratifying 
post-bellum condition of the chapters. Probably one of the 
most interesting announcements was that of Mt. Union, concern- 
ing a new $30,000 house, which they expect to occupy this com- 
ing fall. Brothers "Billy" Baxter and Block gave excellent 
talks on finances. Province Chief Bott gave a discussion on 
those methods of administering a fraternity chapter which are 
coming to be indispensable. He also definitely outlined plans 
for the future extension of the province. 

Without padding the facts, it is to be stated that Beta 
Omega are royal entertainers. The formal dance, given at 
the Hotel Southern Friday night, was greatly enjoyed. 

On Saturday night, about sixty active and alumni members 
sat down to the banquet at the Hotel Deshler. Those whom it 
takes to make up a successful banquet were present, Judge Kerr, 
Colonel Bush and "Billy" Baxter. Toasts were responded to 
by J. J. Joseph, J. W. Lichty, Judge Kerr, Colonel Bush, F. B. 
Shaw, Eugene Ness, and Province Chief Bott. After the singing 
of the Star Spangled Banner a truly successful banquet and 
conclave was brought to a close. 


The fifth conclave of Province VIII was held at the chapter 
house of Mu Iota in Lexington, Ky., on April 26, with delegates 
present from all the chapters in the Province. The meetings were 
opened by A. Early Ewan, Chief of the Province. The conclave 
was honored by having as a guest Worthy Grand Chief Thomas 
Arkle Clark. He made a short talk on the history, ideals, and 
traditions of Alpha Tau Omega which was enjoyed by all who 
were fortunate enough to be present. He expressed his ideas 
on the relations which should exist between the members of the 

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fraternity and the faculty, between fraternity men and non- 
fraternity men, and the spirit existing within the chapter. He 
was chosen to act as W. C. during the conclave. The reports 
of the chapters were then given by the delegates as follows : — 

1. Tenn. Alpha Tau, by delegate J. R. Glassell reports that after 
disbandment of the S.A.T.C. only six of her members returned to 
school and although small in numbers a chapter in which close harmony 
reigns supreme. The financial standing of the chapter is good and 
the standing in scholarship is above the average. Representation in 
school activities is fair and the relation between chapter and faculty 
is good. 

2. Tenn. Beta Tau, represented by Charles K. Koffman, reports 14 
active men and one pledge. Standing in scholarship is good and the 
chapter is well represented in student activities. Financial standing 
good. Although Beta Tau suffered much from the war, she is now in 
good condition, with bright prospects for the following year. Al- 
though not as strong as in former years in athletics, Beta Tau is well 
represented in the other student aetiviies. 

3. The report of Tenn. Omega was given by Charles W. Waring. 
Tenn. Omega has a chapter of 18 men in good condition. Good stand- 
ing in athletics at Sewanee. Two letter men in track, three in football 
and the manager of the football team, and strong in other activities. 
Financial condition at present fair. Relations bteween fraternity and 
non-fraternity men and between the fraternity and faculty at Sewanee 
is good. 

4. Tenn. Beta Pi, represented by R. E. Thompson. Reports the 
chapter in good condition. Beta Pi is the largest chapter in the 
province, having 27 active men and three pledges. Financial standing 
good and the chapter is among the leading, if not the leading chapter 
at Vanderbilt in scholarship. Beta Pi is especially strong in athletics 
and in the. year 1917-18 of the 45 V's awarded at Vanderbilt 15 were 
given to A.T.O.'s and with about the same percentage this year. Chap- 
ter has an active part in social affairs and other activities. Beta 
Pi is preparing to build a house, $2100 having already been pledged by 
the active chapter to be paid not later than May 15 and a campaign 
is being conducted among the alumni. 

5. The report of Tenn. Pi, given by Harvey C. Webb, states that 
since the return of several old men since Christmas the condition of 
Alpha Tau at the University of Tenn. is good. A good representation of 
A.T.O's in athletics. The chapter is now renting a house. Standard 
in scholarship not as good as it might be. Standard financially is good. 

6. The report of Kentucky Mu Iota given by E. S. Dabney states 
that Mu fota is in good condition with bright prospects for next year. 
There are now in the chapter 14 active men and two pledges. Good 
representation in athletics and an active part is taken by Mu Iota 


in other student activities. Financial condition is good and Mu Iota 
is now leading the fraternities at the University in scholarship. Re- 
lations between the fraternity and the faculty are good. 

The reports were followed by free discussion of weak 
points in the various chapters, during which each chapter ad- 
mitted that it had weaknesses, and the confessions together with 
the suggestions brought out in the discussion are sure to have 
beneficial results. It was shown that although all the chapters 
had suffered severely during the year, they were all well on the 
way to recover all that they had lost, and to go forward with 

The Conclave recommended to the Fraternity that some 
fitting recognition of the losses in our brotherhood resulting 
from the war be made to the relatives of our brothers who died 
in the service of their country. A resolution was voted that 
such action be brought to the attention of the national organ- 
ization and that with the resolution there should be sent to the 
Central office a list of all initiates in this province who have 
lost their lives in the war. 

The meeting was enthusiastic, and the visiting brothers 
were most hospitably entertained by Kentucky Mu Iota. Below 
is a list of those in attendance : 

Thomas Arkle Clark, Worthy Grand Chief; A. Early Ewan, 
Chief of Province VIII ; Harvey G. Webb and A. Hull Withers, 
Tenn. Pi; Chas W. Waring, O. B. Chisholm, E. P. Mitchell, 
Tenn. Omega ; John R. Glassell, Tenn. Alpha Tau ; Chas. K. 
Koffman, Tenn. Beta Tau ; W. D. Hamilton, Prof. L. E. Nollau, 
P. M. Heick, E. S. Dabney, R. L. Duncan, W. R. Campbell, 
W. G. Walker, H. C. Thomas, J. W. Tapp, C. V. Watson, B. E. 
Elsey, J. W. McKenzie, and W. D. Thompson, Ky. Mu Iota. 


The Conclave of Province X was held at the Battle House 
in Mobile on April seventh. All the chapters in the province 
were represented by delegates and several other brothers from 
each of the Alabama chapters increased the attendance. 

The morning session was attended by one of the old Vir- 
ginia Beta members who wore the badge of that day, a large 
unjeweled design in gold and enamel, purchased through the 


mother chapter from a Baltimore firm as was the custom then. 
He told of the customs and activities of the days following 
the Civil War and the foundation of the fraternity which was 
interesting to the members of the present chapters. In his 
chapter the moral character of a man was the first consideration 
and many good men were black-balled for the lack of that 

The expense of the delegates to and from the conclave was 
equalized and this will be customary in the future. There will 
also be the custom of holding the conclaves in the cities where 
the chapters are located. Beta Delta will entertain the delegates 
at the next conclave. 

The by-law concerning members of high school fraternities 
came up for discussion again. There are three chapters which 
draw largely from schools where high school fraternities exist 
with the approval of the school authorities. The delegates were 
unanimous on the proposition that we were going too far out 
of our way to disqualify from membership men who may belong 
to such organizations. The average high school boy has, per- 
haps, never heard of our fraternity and unless he is improperly 
approached by us he may have no desire to be with us. We can- 
not approach our prospective pledges in high school and dis- 
courage their membership in high school fraternities with the 
uncertain hope of later being an Alpha Tau. The conclave 
recommended that we amend our by-law extending the time 
therein till the Inter- fraternity Congress considers the problem 
and then act with other fraternities. 

The S.A.T.C. is a much abused goat. A great deal has been 
said about its demoralizing influence. It has been blamed for 
low scholarship, lazy students, freshman letter-writing and 
shave-tail lieutenants. The S.A.T.C. may not have been an 
inspiration but it is certainly an excuse. In four of the six 
chapters of this province the scholarship is satisfactory in spite 
of the S.A.T.C. and in the other two some of the students are 
"busting out" because of it. It will be some students' camou- 
flage for some time. 

The alumni at the conclave said they never heard from the 
chapters by Letter or- printed bulletin and would like to keep in 


closer* touch. The alumni must not forget, however, that the 
chapters remember the efforts they made to interest them for 
they have sent out many pamphlets and letters that did not 
request money. The blame may be partially on either. 

The conclave ended with a dinner dance that was attended 
by many of the younger alumni. The Mobile girls were brought 
in about eight o'clock to dinner and shortly thereafter the jazz 
band brought out the fact that a student would rather dance 
than eat. 

The delegates in attendance were: R. F. Rodger, Gamma 
Alpha; W. G. Reddick, Delta Epsilon; Geo. C. Walsh, Beta 
Epsilon ; Geo. L. Reynolds, Beta Beta ; S. J. Steiner, Beta Delta ; 
and James W. Samford, Alpha Epsilon. Several other members 
were present. 


Chief Packard did not think it wise to hold a Province Con- 
clave this spring, on account of the financial condition of most 
of the chapters which would have made it impossible to secure 
a satisfactory attendance, and he has prepared a report of con- 
ditions instead. 

All of the chapters in this province were practically put out 
of business, as far as organization was concerned, by the S.A.T.C. 
At Colby University we were fortunate enough to have three or 
four men in the chapter who were rejected as physically unfit, 
and who kept a chapter organization going, and helped to keep 
the integrity of the Colby chapter at a high point. In other 
institutions where we are represented, the chapters were dis- 
banded, the houses were closed, and the men lived in barracks 
with other students. At the beginning of the college year, there 
was an absolute refusal on the part of the college authorities 
to allow any fraternity gatherings to be held, either for business 
or social purposes. This, however, was modified, during the 
month of November, through the efforts of the Inter-fraternity 
Council, so I understand, and the fraternities were allowed to 
hold meetings for business purposes only. Having been abso- 
lutely put out of business, most of the chapters were unable to 
get together a sufficient organization to even have a satisfactory 
business meeting, and this condition continued until the dis- 


banding of the S.A.T.C. 

Immediately there was intense activity among all fratern- 
ities in this section. They rushed the pledging of candidates, who 
were to be initiated at the beginning of the second term's work. 
I may say with pride that in each institution where our chapter 
was represented, some men, or group of men, were loyal to their 
fraternity, and made most satisfactory arrangements before the 
actual disbandment of the S.A.T.C. took place, so that no 
time was lost in pledging desirable men. Every chapter has 
reported to me that in its institution it succeeded in getting the 
jump on the other fraternities, and practically took its pick of 
the desirable candidates. Our chapter rolls, at the present 
date, are full, and, in fact, some of them are too full, because 
we have enjoyed the unexpected pleasure of the return to col- 
lege activities of many men who left to enter the army, and 
who never expected to return. 

The financial condition of the chapters is rapidly bettering, 
and I think that a year from this time will find Province IV 
better off than it ever was in the history of the fraternity. 

There is one tendency which I have noticed, on the part of 
the several chapters. The fact that we were able to pledge 
practically just those men whom we wanted has caused a feel- 
ing of over-confidence, more pronounced in some chapters than 
in others, but which I think, with proper attention from the 
various alumni associations can be remedied. The effects of 
the experience during the last year seem to be a change in the 
attitude of the undergraduates toward other students, and to- 
ward general chapter life. These changes have been both good 
and bad. We have in our chapters the men who, before the 
formation of the S.A.T.C. gave strong attention to studies, 
perhaps too much so, as these men, in a great many cases lost 
the interest in their studies, through the holding up of incentive 
to study. Then we also have the men who did not amount to 
much, and who are being made to think, and by observation see, 
that the more important things in life need attention. 

Personally, I think that within the next year or two or three 
years, all the effects of the last year will disappear, and our 
problems will be the same as they were before that time. 



Tributes to the memory of Walter Hines Page and to his 
efforts in the cause of the Allies and Anglo-American ideals 
while he was Ambassador to the Court of St. James, were paid 
by Lord Reading, the British Ambassador ; William G. McAdoo, 
President Edwin A. Alderman of the University of Virginia, and 
Lyman Abbott at memorial services held in New York on April 
25. British army and navy officers attached to the embassy 
in Washington attended the services in a group, and the church 
at Fifth Avenue and Thirty-seventh Street was filled with 
friends who had known Dr. Page while he was a publisher in 
New York and while lie was representing the American govern- 
ment in London. 

After his eulogy of Dr. Page, President Alderman, who 
presided, called upon Herbert S. Houston, to read the messages 
received by the committee from President Wilson, Secretary of 
State Lansing, Admiral Sims and others who knew intimately 
the work accomplished by the American Ambassador in the 
days when the country was striving vainly to preserve its neu- 
trality and when it was seeking to bring its full strength into 
the fight for the allied cause. The President's cablegram said: 

"It is a matter of sincere regret to me that I cannot be 
present to add my tribute of friendship and admiration for 
Walter Page. He. crowned a life of active usefulness by render- 
ing his country a service of unusual distinction and deserves 
to be held in the affectionate memory of his fellow countrymen. 
In a time of exceeding difficulty he acquitted himself with dis- 
cretion, unwavering fidelity, and admirable intelligence." 

Lord Reading said he attended the memorial services not only 
because of his own desire to pay personal tribute to the memory of 
Dr. Page, but because of the expressed wish of King George and the 
British Government. 

"The King, Government, and people speak with one voice when 
they speak of Dr. Page," continued Lord Reading. "He came to us 
comparatively unknown and he left us with a name honored and re- 
vered, beloved of all who had the knowledge of intimacy or personal 
intercourse with him. His thoughts were lofty, his language distin- 
guished, and his ideals noble. His name will remain forever among 
the most distinguished of the many distinguished men you have sent 


Walter Hi.nks Page 


us. He had a difficult and very responsible position when war came, 
because of many anxious, portentous questions. He observed through- 
out that strict neutrality which it became his duty to observe. He 
never forgot he represented a neutral administration. He settled ques- 
tions, smoothed difficulties, expressed sympathy, and it was always his 
thought that cleared away complexities. 

"But his whole soul was centered in the allied cause. It was the 
crowning moment of his life when America entered the war, when he 
could work for that cause. He gained affection as time progressed. 
He loved to say he was only a worker for democracy, only a soldier 
in the field." 

President Alderman's eulogy ought to be read by every 
patriotic American; only, a few passages can be quoted here: 

Walter Page and I were brought up in the same old southern state 
of North Carolina and essentially in the same era of sacrifice and seri- 
ousness which swept over a land smitten by war and revolution and 
grimly struggling back into the field of national consciousness and 
modern democracy. The sense of social duty lived in the air he daily 
breathed and caused him to have for his undivided country and for 
the section whose strivings and tragedies he witnessed an attachment 
almost romantic in its tenderness and brooding concern. 

I have never know a more perfect democrat than Walter Page. 
He wasted no time in defining that great Hope, as he called it. The 
conception thrilled and exalted and stimulated and guided him as re- 
ligion used to guide its devotees in the age of Faith. He had thought 
the thing out and talked it out and ordered it into a creed. "It's the 
end of the year," he wrote me at Christmas in 1912. "Mrs. Page and 
I (alone) have been talking of democracy. I do profoundly hold the 
democratic faith and believe that it can be worked into action among 
men." And in the same letter, he added: "I have a new amusement, 
a new excitement, a new study, as you have and we all have who really 
believe in a democracy — a new study, a new hope and sometimes a 
new fear; and its name is Wilson. I have for many years regarded 
myself as an interested, but always a somewhat detached, outsider, 
believing that the democratic idea was real and safe and lifting, if we 
could ever get it put into action, contenting myself ever with such 
patches of it as time and accident and occasion now and then sewed 
on our gilded or tattered garments. But now it is come — the real 
thing; at any rate a man whose thought and aim and dream are our 
thought and aim and dream. That's enormously exciting; I didn't 
suppose I'd ever become so interested in a general proposition or in a 
governmental hope." As the tragic years went by it is needless to 
say that this interest and hope, whose name was Wilson, grew into 
confidence and faith and affection. 

When the great war came and Page had settled down to a world 


task, I find a soberer note informing his letters to me. The old flavor 
of daring humor and soaring talk dropped out of his style. He saw 
the supreme test awaiting him, a test which had faced Franklin and 
Jefferson and Adams in other days, and which no one of them com- 
passed more nobly than he. He must become the voice of the New 
World cheering forward the Old in its struggle for freedom. And he 
did so become. He saw, too, his beloved Democracy put to its supreme 
test — cross-examined mercilessly by all the forces of society and as- 
sailed by a colossal foe. There was no wavering or lack of brain or 
faith, only soberness and girding of the loins. He saw afresh and at 
first hand the greatness and constancy of the English race and beheld 
anew the oneness of their ideals with our own, and hence the essential 
unity and permanency of their destiny with the destiny of his country 
— and so he grew in power as an interpreter between the two kindred 
democracies; struggling for existence at Armageddon. 

I had dreamed of my old friend coming home, hearing in his ears 
the acclaim of his friends and countrymen, and so living to oW age 
accompanied by love and honor and troops of friends. When he ac- 
tually came home broken in body to die while the bells of victory were 
everywhere pealing, my heart was bitter at what seemed the savage 
cruelty of such a fate. But I know now that my emotion was the 
natural human reaction to loss and pain and I now see the grandeur 
surrounding the end of this tired faithful servant of the state, who 
had fought to the finish and won the fight in a crisis of the world, 
and who must have had acquaintance with the things that are not 
seen, and must have heard about him the rustling of the pinions of 
victory and the well done of just men in all lands. And there was 
infinite beauty and fitness in carrying him back to lie under "the 
long-leaf pines down in the old country" where the sands are white 
and the air clean. And those who cared for him rejoice that the 
great Ambassador rests among his forebears, amid childhood scenes, 
content, I dare say, on some mount of faith, to know that 

His part in all the pomp that fills 

The circuit of the summer hills 

Is, that his grave is green. 


Lieut-Col. Eomer Folks, (Beta Omicron), of the American 
Red Cross, after his recent survey of the civilian populations 
in the Veneto in Italy, eastern Macedonia and Serbia, is now 
perparing a report on the work among civilians in France and 
Belgium and expects to return to the United States in the latter 
part of May, says The Survey for May 3. The following extract 


from his Balkan notebook gives an inkling of the wealth of the 
human material which he observed and the seriousness of the 
message to America which he will bring back with him. 


Salonika, which has had a continuous history of two thousand 
years, mostly of fighting and war, is an island of dirt surrounded 
by an ocean of army hospitals. It is unlike anything that ever was 
before or ever can be again. The native population is composed entirely 
of foreigners, Spanish, Jews, Turks and Greeks predominating. No two 
civilians are dressed alike and each costume is different from anything 
anyone has ever seen before. They vary from a few primeval rags 
to such a brilliant collection of fiery colors as is only to be found in 
the old-fashioned flower garden. 

The miltary element of the population is made up of soldiers from 
Great Britain, France, Italy, Serbia, Greece, Russia, Senegal, Mada- 
gascar, Tunis, Morocco India and of the American Red Cross. Huge 
army hospitals in terminable rows of barracks — wonderfully trimmed 
and orderly looking — stretch away as far as the eye can see on the 
Macedonian plains. Tent colonies house Bulgarian prisoners. 

St. Paul visited Salonika in A.D. 53 to proclaim the principles of 
Christianity; and the Allied armies visited in 1916-18 to proclaim the 
principles of justice and human liberty. 

Its official guidebook says that Salonika was visited by the plague 
once every twenty-five years, beginning 1550, and by cholera five times 
since 1830, the last time in 1913. 

The anopholes mosquito, fed up for ceturies on Turks, Greeks 
and Jews, applied himself diligently to the Allied armies. It was 
chiefly the mosquito that built these large hospitals; it was the mos- 
quito that filled them with thousands upon thousands of Allied sol- 
diers; it was the mosquito that sent thousands upon thousands home 
to France and Great Britain. 

Salonika is dirty, without any sort of qualifications; it smells to 
heaven. A flood would not clean it, and if it did, it would dirty itself 
again within twenty-four hours. Its narrow sidewalks, paved with 
rounded stones and concealing deep holes at irregular intervals, make 
walking a hazardous occupation. If you step from the sidewalk into 
the street you are in danger of being run down by the innumerable 
army automobiles, camions and trucks, madly dashing hither and 
thither, and splashing everything and everybody with dust or mud. 

Salonika is a prosperous town. There are plenty of rich people 
here, and they have made plenty of money from the Allied armies. 
Also it seems more callous to human misery than any other town on 
earth. A fire swept a third of the city in August, 1917, leaving 
70,000 people homeless. The British, French and Serbian armies and 
the Greek government provided temporary houses for some of them, 


but thousands (a good informant says 5,000 families) had nowhere to 
go and betook themselves to the cellars and sub-cellars of the ruined 
buildings. Many of the buildings were supported by huge arches 
forming the cellar or sub-cellar. The falling debris of the burning 
buildings did not destroy all these arches. By digging among the 
ruins one could often find an opening under one of these arches — 
damp, dark, and lighted only by the hole excavated. Into such sub- 
terranean holes not only one family but oftentimes a group of families 
found their way. You have to look hard to find them. You discover 
a hole a couple of feet square at the edge of the sidewalk, and peering 
down into the dark gradually discover that it is inhabited. When it 
rains, water stands several inches deep on the floor, until it is labor- 
iously baled out or dries up. 

Some of the buildings date back to the fourth century, and all 
of them have that look. A famous Roman structure, quite intact and 
looking like the Pantheon, was being overhauled and its floors ex- 
cavated by French soldiers. A wonderfully illuminating plan of the 
building, showing the date of construction of its various parts, was the 
work of the Armee Frangaise d'Orient, Service Archeologique. (When 
before did an army have an archeological service?) A wonderful new 
city plan has been evolved on modern lines, and has been approved by 
the Greek government. Unfortunately, , it exists only on paper. Ap- 
parently these poor wretches — women, children, the aged, as well as 
men — must spend another winter in these dug-outs. 

In Salonika old men, barefooted, dressed in pieces of burlap pack- 
ing in mid-December, are beasts of burden. One sees them stooping 
over until they could nearly walk on all fours, carrying inconceivably 
heavy loads over rough sidewalks and streets. The cargoes of number- 
less boats that sail the Aegean are unloaded by them. 

In every group of a half dozen children, one expects to find at least 
one who has lost one or both eyes from trachoma. People say that 
only one-fifth the usual number of babies are born in this wretched, 
homeless, refugee community. 

May some new apostle visit Salonika and write a new epistle of the 

2 H) 

By Walter Ben Hare 


(To be sung slowly and tenderly to the tune of "Oil, Happy Day.") 

How dry I am, how dry I am, 

Nobody seems to give a clam. 

In Florida the lemons grow, 

But there are none in A.T.O. 

Away down south 'neath Georgia's sun 

The bullfrogs sing of Province One. 

A Tau I am, A Tau I'll be, 

A Tau through all eternity. 

Copyright, 1918. 

JANE : What did you give up during lent ? 
PRIVATE A.E.F. : Everything. First to the English 
Channel and then to the Atlantic Ocean. 


I haf got a leetle boy. His name is Abie. He goes to Sun- 
day School. Last veek der teacher vos oxplaining about der 
Ten Commandments and asked Abie vot vould happen if he 
broke von. "I vould haf nine left," said Abie. He's a smart 

Der oder night ve oxpected Sampson Firestein and vife 
Riffka to call on us so ven eight o'clock came round my vife told 
Abie it vos time for him to go to bed. Abie said he was afraid 
to go by the bed in a dark room all alone. My vife said dat der 
room vos full of angels und dey vould protect him. So Abie 
vent to bed. 

About an hour later in comes Abie clad in very leetle much 
to der amusement of Sampson Firestein and vife Riffka. 

"Vot's der matter, Abie?" said my vife. 


"I vant to ask you," said Abie, "vedder der angels are in 
my room now ? " 

"Vy certainly," said my vife. 

"Den all I can say," said Abie, "is dot der angels are all 
biting de life out of me in my leedle bed." He's a smart boy, is 

CUTIE : Do you know Fat Burns? 
FROSH: Fat Burns? No, I don't think I do. 
CUTIE : Well, it does. 

BILL : How did your brother make his money ? 
TILL : Steel. 
BILL : Spell it. 
TILL: I don't have to. 


There is a lot of life and good fellowship, and of inspiration 
to more of the same, in the periodicals issued by many of the 
chapters. Some of them are only letters to the alumni, issued 
in printed form. Others are pamphlets containing a collection 
of news and information and issued whenever some force not 
named in the result moves the chapter to utterance. Still others 
appear at stated intervals, in most cases quarterly, and have 
something of the makeup and character of newspapers. 

The most frequent comer among these to the Central Office 
is the A.T.O. Bugle, official monthly publication of Indiana 
Gamma Omicron at Purdue. Under the lively and energetic 
editorship of George A. Ross it carries from four to eight small 
three-column pages of news and refreshment to the members 
in a style and variety that must appeal to them all and keep 
them in closer touch with their chapter than a good many alumni 
are. It is now completing its third year, and Brother Ross 
seemfl to be going stronger all the time. 

Louisiana Beta Epsilon issues a Monthly Bulletin of six 


or eight slim pages that folds up like a railway timetable and 
just fits the pocket. It contains as a standing feature a complete 
chapter roll with addresses, which is a mighty good thing. One 
number gives the names of all Alpha Taus from other chapters 
known to be living in New Orleans, and called for additions if 
omissions were found. 

Similar in form, but not so frequent in appearance, is the 
Jayhawker Tail issued by the Kansas Gamma Mu chapter. Com- 
ing from a state that was a pioneer in recognizing women's 
rights, one need not be disturbed that the opening article in the 
May number is addressed , to "the alumnae." The number con- 
tains a number of interesting short articles and personal notes, 
as well as the chapter honor roll. 

Gamma TJpsilon News comes twice a year from Ames, done 
up in four two-column pages of news. The number for March 
contains among other things a complete list of Gamma Upsilon 
alumni and a picture of the active chapter. 

Chapter Cackle issues from the nest of Beta Delta every 
now and then, way down in Alabam. The number that has 
just clucked in is said to be the second effort at the publication 
of this little pamphlet. It contains twelve slim pages, with a 
picture of the house and one of the chapter, and much news of 
the active and alumni birds. 

Bee-Kay Breezes floats in from Hillsdale, Mich. It blows 
semi-occasionally and has done it twice this year, 'tis said. It 
is hard to think of any question about the chapter left unan- 
swered by its well filled pages. 

From Delaware, Ohio, comes the Ohio Beta Eta Review. 
Like some others it is not issued regularly. The number just 
received is a pamphlet of eight pages with a cover, containing 
several illustrations and a good collection of greetings and news. 

Gamma Chi-Bosh greets the alumni of the Pullman chapter 
with twelve pages of well illustrated material. There are some 
unexplained gaps in the alumni roll that worry the W.G.K.A. 

How often the Colorado Gamma Lambda bunch utter their 
Schwamaquegan, and what they call it after they have done it 
does not appear to the interested reviewer, who nevertheless 
admires the blue and gold cover, as well as the contents of the 


pamphlet of sixteen pages with pictures. There seems to be a 
story in the number now in hand, along with news and other 
matters pertaining to the chapter. 

The Spotlight of Pennsylvania Alpha Iota is "lighted an- 
nually to reveal the important events of the year" at Muhlen- 
berg. It is excellently printed, shows unusual care in form and 
content, and must give much satisfaction to the alumni. 

The chapter letter of Alpha Epsilon at Penn State comes 
in a slim little pamphlet and contains a thoroughly good review 
of the year's events in that chapter. There is also an up-to-date 
list of the alumni, and one of the active chapter. 

Michigan Beta Kappa has issued its chapter letter in a four- 
page folder, containing among other things an appeal for help 
in repairing the havoc wrought the chapter annals by the war. 
What is said there might be said by every chapter : 


The great war has wrought havoc with our Annals. There was a 
time in the past when we were able to find the address of any alumni 
at any time. But times have changed. You may have gone to war or 
changed your address. Don't you realize that we ought to know 
about it? 

If you have changed your address within the last five years, please 
let us know. If you know of anything of interest that might have 
happened to any of the "Old Boys," send it in. Help us to cooperate 
in putting Beta Kappa's annals in excellent condition. If you have 
been across or seen service in this country we would like to know 
about it and about some of your experiences. 

Just as sure as shooting, if you lay this down and put it off until 
tomorrow, we will never hear from you. Do it now. 

The Ga\mma Zeta Quarterly which lay at the bottom of the 
pile on the editor's desk is much like the paper that heads this 
list, but slightly larger. It is a newspaper, six or eight pages, 
containing many articles of some length written by alumni and 
much news of the active chapter. To read it is a pretty fair 
substitute for a visit back at the old house, if the visit is im- 
possible. ' 

The Delta Beta Hawkeye, volume one, number two, comes 
in under- date of .June 2, containing eight pages of five columns 
each, and all filled with news and pictures that give a fresh ac- 
count of the chapter and of life in genera] at Iowa. 



There is a reason why so large a number of students 
failed or were dropped from the University or placed on 
probation at the end of last quarter. Ninety per cent of the 
delinquent students are habitual class cutters. The man 
who cuts classes does not study regularly. Many who are 
on probation registered late or loafed on the job when 
registered for a subject which they found difficult or did 
not like. A few men were carrying too heavy a schedule. 

If you want to fail a certain per cent of your subjects, 
to be on probation, or to be dropped from college, the di- 
rections are simple. 

1. Register late. 

2. Load up for as heavy a schedule as the Dean will 
let you carry. 

3. Be late to class or absent as often as possible. If 
necessary cut out of a class. 

4. If you are registered for a course that you do not 
like or that you find difficult, do not work at it, but try to 
get the Dean to let you drop it. 

5. Have no regular periods of study. 

6. Do not keep your work up to date, but rely on 
the chance of getting in during the last week or two. 

7. Take no notes in class, go to sleep occasionally, 
and show no interest in what the instructor says. 

8. Have as many dates a week as possible; the min- 
imum is four. 

9. Never enter the library for purposes of study. 

10. Take on a little outside work to earn a little spend- 
ing money. 

The following of these simple directions will get 
almost anybody on probation or even out of college. 

Thomas Arkle Clark. 



I would suggest, suggests Obert Sletten, who has been 
slated as president of one association and secretary of another, 
that you discontinue running the Harvard Alumni Association 
and the Massachusetts Alumni Association in the columns of 
the Palm until we are again in a position to get the members 
together. Brother Williams and I are still about, but there has 
been no meeting for some time, and undoubtedly, when a meet- 
ing is called, we should like to have new officers elected. 


The Association still holds weekly luncheons at the Hotel 
Woodstock and would welcome any of the visiting brothers, 
says Secretary M. M. Drake. A rousing send-off was given 
^Brother Otis A. Glazebrook recently at the time of his depar- 
ture to resume his duties in Palestine. This occasion was a smok- 
er for which the brothers turned out in force, as was told in the 
March Palm. Plans are under way for an outing to be held 
in the early summer. 

Many of the brothers who have been in the service have re- 
turned from France and are back in their "cits" again. We are 
hearing many interesting tales of their experiences. Their re- 
turn is sure to liven things considerably, and we are looking 
forward to renewed activity next fall. 


President Goble writes: Our Alumni Association is still 
intact. The writer is President and Mr. Wm. R. Bass of The 
Union Central Life Insurance Co., this city, is Secretary. 

We had a meeting yesterday at University Club with Dean 
Clark and several of our members present, together with some 
of the members of the local fraternity. 

Dean Clark and several of our members were at the Chapter 
House last night. The Doctor is here today surveying the situ- 
ation as to admittance of this local fraternity into the A.T.O. 
fraternity as a chapter Located here at Cincinnati, an institu- 
tion of which Cincinnati is very proud, and the local members 


of the Alumni Association generally feel that the admittance of 
this fraternity as a chapter to our fraternity would not only 
be advisable but desirable. 

Possibly you may be interested in knowing something of 
the policy of this bank as to helping the boys returning from 
the army. Some of the A.T.O. boys may be former bank clerks 
that we could assist. The enclosed letter sent out to our many 
bank correspondents a few months ago will give you our idea 
of assisting them. 

Cincinnati, Ohio 

Through our intimate knowledge of changes made or pending, 
we have been able to assist many of our correspondent banks during 
the last few years, to secure capable employees. 

This has been done without inconveniencing our other banking 
friends, as we made it a point not to take the application of anyone 
who is the employee of another bank, unless such application was 
accompanied by a request for our consideration by the managing offi- 
cer of the bank with whom they were employed. This has also been 
done without assuming too much responsibility, as we merely brought 
employee and bank together, they exchanging reference and arrang- 
ing detail. 

Many of our correspondents have expressed their appreciation of 
this service and we feel that we might well extend the same to others. 
Therefore, if we can be of assistance in this way to you at any time, 
you may feel free to command us. 

Doubtless quite a number of young men with good banking ex- 
perience are now returning, or will shortly return from military service 
abroad, where they have fought and won our battles, and we all want 
to show our appreciation. To this end, we feel that we should place 
our facilities and time where we can aid them, which we can do by 
extending the services mentioned above. 

Possibly you see where you can cooperate with us in this work. 
We want you to feel free to make of us a clearing point for your de- 
sires and suggestions along this line, or in any other way that we can 
be of assistance, believing that in mutual helpfulness we can all be 
of the greatest general good. 


The Alumni Association is not active at present but in its 
stead is a very active house corporation. The Alpha Tau Omega 
Home Co. was recently incorporated under the laws of Ohio 
for the purpose of building a house for the active chapter at 
Mt. Union College. Company is capitalized at $25,000.00. 

Officers are Dr. G. L. King, Pres. ; L. D. Scranton, Sec. ; 


Ray Hoiles, Treas. Trustees: G. L. King, Ray Hoiles, W. L. 
Hart, R. H. Carr, J. B. Bowman, Geo. O'Brien, Lester Ruth, 
W. M. Ellett, Guy Allott, Max Lichty, L. D. Scranton, Norman 
Fetters, Dr. Perry King, Alliance, Ohio ; Herb Johns, Cleveland, 
Ohio, and Dr. J. A. Lichty, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

A contract is about to be let for a $25,000.00 house facing 
the best part of the college grounds and building. This will 
be the first house built at Mt. Union for the fraternity purposes. 
The company hopes to have it ready for use by the first of 


The Alumni Association of A.T.O. in Columbus, Ohio, is 
quite alive and taking an active part in the fraternal events 
of the local chapter. We have not held as many meetings this 
year as last owing to the conditions prevailing, however, we man- 
aged to keep together and through several get-togethers at the 
various brothers' residences and at the chapter house we have 
carried the good old spirit of A.T.O. along to this point where 
greater activities will be started. 

Last month we had a well attended dinner and smoker 
with the active chapter at the chapter house. Our efforts 
brought out many of the old boys who had never before attended 
any of our alumni parties. It made a hit with them and they 
promised to sure be there whenever the fraternity had anything 
going on again. We also gave a party later for the Association's 
wives and sweethearts at the chapter house. Music by our act- 
ive chapter orchestra, dancing and cards furnished the required 
excitement and a good feed topped off the party with every- 
body happy. 

The active chapter has shown our Association every con- 
sideration and courtesy and both enjoy each others' society. The 
State Conclave is close at hand now and our association has been 
asked to assist the active chapter in the coming event to be held 
in Columbus. 

The Western Carolina Alumni Association is disbanded, 
and has been entirely without any existence for several years, 
writes J. Prank Wilkes. "It has been dead so long that I fear 
I am ahont the only one who recalls it." 


The Charlotte Alumni Association is still in existence, and 
meets occasionally. J. Frank Wilkes is chairman, I*. O. address 

110 W<-st Morehead St., Charlotte, N. C. The Association 


has not had a meeting for some months, but expect to do 
so during May. The brothers are all at same occupations and 
enjoying usual health, as when reported a year or so ago. I 
have been named chairman for life, at the past three annual 
affairs, writes Brother Wilkes, so I reckon you will not commit 
lese majeste in so printing. We have no Secretary, no President, 
no Treasurer, no cash, and just hump along on the "dutch treat'' 

The Atlanta Alumni Association and the Georgia Tech 

Chapter (Beta Iota) were hosts at a luncheon given in honor 
of Worthy Grand Chief Thomas Arkle Clark at the Piedmont 
Hotel on May 5. The luncheon was attended by a large num- 
ber of Alpha Taus, including many of the older members, and 
was an occasion which will long be remembered. The visit 
of the fraternity's leader to Atlanta has done more to stimulate 
interest in the work of the fraternity here than any event in 

The luncheon was informal and the talks were informal, 
the meeting being a get together affair arranged for the pur- 
pose of giving Alpha Taus of this section an opportunity to 
meet Brother Clark. The President of the alumni association, 
Robert S. Quin, presided, and brief addresses of welcome were 
extended by Shepard Bryan on behalf of the alumni, and by 
Ernest E. Pund, worthy master of the Tech Chapter, on behalf 
of the active members. An inspiring talk by the Worthy Grand 
Chief followed. Brother Clark reviewed the progress and 
achievements of the fraternity, told how Alpha Tau Omega 
was kept together during the great war, how it was represented 
on the field of battle, and closed up by urging the Atlanta alumni 
to get behind the fraternity and help to sustain and advance 
its interests. 

The alumni association voted in favor of monthly meetings 
to be held the second Thursday of each month. 

The newly appointed Chief of Province I, Major Joel B. 
Mallet, was present at the meeting, and besides the alumni and 
members of Georgia Tech Chapter, there were representatives 
present from the chapters at Emory University and from the 
University of Georgia. Among the distinguished alumni pres- 
ent were Shepard Brvan, former worthy high chancellor: John 
K. Ottley, A. I. Branham, W. E. Hawkins, Alfred C. Newell, 
Julian' J. Jones, John Paschall, J. Sam Slicer, John A. Mc- 
Crary, R. N. Berrien, Jr., Robert M. Crumley, and William A. 

Bro. Wm. M, Wilson, N. C. Alpha Delta, volunteered in the 


army, was commissioned lieutenant, and successively promoted 
to 1st Lieut, and Captain. He served at Camp Pike, and per- 
formed valuable service in training the new Army. He has 
just been discharged and has taken up his law practice in Char- 


For the past year or two the Louisville Alumni Chapter 
of A.T.O. has not been active in the sense of holding regular 
meetings, because some of the brothers have been in the service 
and others have been busy as Four Minute Men and in other 
such work ; but we have individually been able to keep in touch 
with many A.T.O. men who were here at Camp Taylor in the 
service, in most cases through these men seeing the addresses 
of the officers of the chapter in the Palm. 


Our association is still on the active list, writes Secretary 
Spelger. For a while the attendance at our meetings was small, 
but now that the boys are coming back from the service we 
expect to have a better turnout from now on. The ex-service 
men have plenty of tales to tell of their experiences and these 
stories help to enliven our meetings very much. Ten Million 
came home the other day direct from France and now we can 
get first hand information of how the doughboys "turned the 
trick" at Chateau-Thierry. Brother Million was in action on 
both the French and Belgian fronts. 

At present this association is helping the active chapter, 
at the University, to locate a suitable house for next year. So 
far several projects have been looked into but nothing has been 
definitely decided upon owing to the unsettled conditions at 
the University. A number of the brothers, who left school to 
enter the service, have re-entered college and we expect more 
to do so next year. 


I hasten to assure you that the St. Louis Alumni Association 
docs not wish to be classed as inactive and you will, therefore, 
kindly list Brother Luke Cummings, care of St. Louis Post- 
Disfxitch jis President and myself, C. Bernard Carman, Bank 
of Commerce Bldg., jis Secretary and Treasurer of the St. Louis 
Alumni Association in The Palm directory. During the period 
of the war the Association lias not been very active owing to 
tie- facl that most, of onr active members were either enlisted 
in army or navy service or devoting a very large part of their 
time to war work jit home. 


Since the establishment of a chapter at Washington Uni- 
versity (Missouri Delta Zeta) last Fall, we have been co-oper- 
ating with this chapter. On March 17th they invited us to 
join them at a banquet at Hotel Statler Avhich proved to be a 
very enjoyable occasion, giving us our first real opportunity 
to get acquainted with these new men. Since that time, our 
association and the local chapter have had a dance and we ex- 
pect that during the coming school year there will be many 
occasions of this kind. 


Our conclave of Iowa chapters arranged by the Des Moines 
Association held in Des Moines March 8 has had a very noticed 
effect. It has revived an "after the war blending" of the fratern- 
ity interests of the local chapters and the alumni. It served in 
bringing the alumni over the state in closer touch with the Des 
Moines alumni chapter and each other. It is the plan of the local 
association to perfect our organization into a state-wide affair and 
to get both feet of every A.T.O. in the state into it. We are ar- 
ranging for four or five good chapter letters each year, writes Sec. 
Goodsell, a reunion or so each year, and various other features 
that will make for good A.T.O. fellowship. Some of our plans vit- 
ally concern the active chapters. Alpha Tau has a wonderful fu- 
ture in the schools of this state and it behooves the alumni to 
insure that future. We are having a couple of good luncheons 
each month at which times we are always fortunate in having 
some out of town men with us. 

Hardly a day goes by but what news items of interest con- 
cerning alumni come to my desk. I think the secretary of each 
alumni association over the country should take it upon himself 
to see that these items, one and all get into the hands of the 
editor of the Palm. Here are some: Fred Arnburg's (Simpson) 
Capital City Electric Co. had a fire a few weeks ago that caused 
him a total loss, which was practically covered with insurance. 
However as soon as the Des Moines labor strike situation clears 
up they will get back into running order. Blattenburg (Simp- 
son) over at East High is contemplating entering the life 
insurance field next year. Bradford (Ames) is spending this 
year on a ranch at Estherville, Iowa, with a couple of tractors 
for his main diversion. Reports are that Jack Dudley (Simp- 
son) expects to soon resume his Florida land operations. Kruid- 
enier (Colo.) and Stuart (Miss.), both of the Kruidenier-Cadil- 
lac Co., are busy with the plans of a new $60,000.00 building 
which is to go up soon. Capt. C. D. Foster (Nebr.) is a newcomer 
to Des Moines and is associated with our new $5,000,000.00 Asso- 
ciated Packing Co. Wilbur Igo (Simpson) is now connected with 


the Iowa Telephone Co. in this city. Cay wood (Ames) moved to 
Omaha recently where he is in the manufacturing business. 
"Byrd" Sells (Simpson) who has been with us for several months 
in the Y.M.C.A. work at Camp Dodge was discharged last week 
and has returned to Omaha. Fred Osborn (Simpson) is cashier 
of the newly organized Farmers Savings Bank at Murray, Iowa. 
E. C. Martin (Simpson) is a District Representative of the 
Standard Oil Co. with headquarters at Osceola, Iowa. Thomp- 
son (Albion) was recently discharged from the service and has 
returned to West High School, Des Moines, Iowa. 

Need a Hat Band? 

George A. Ross, Gamma Omicron, who toots the Bugle and 
gets his mail from Box 422, Chautauqua, New York, has been 
hankering for an A.T.O. hatband for a long time, and has made 
a canvass of possible sources of supply. He now says he knows 
where they can be got for eighty-five cents each, and is willing 
to divulge the place if appealed to, though he has not let the 
Palm in on the deal. He can also tell how when where and why 
to wear them; in fact he is now official hatbandmaster of the 



As reported 


Florida Alpha Omega 

Georgia Alpha Beta 

Georgia Alpha Theta 

Georgia Alpha Zeta 

Georgia Beta Iota 


Illinois Gamma Zeta 

Illinois Gamma Xi 

Indiana Gamma Gamma 

Indiana Gamma Omicron 

Indiana Delta Alpha 

Michigan Alpha Mu 

Michigan Beta Kappa 

Michigan Beta Lambda 

Michigan Beta Omicron 

Wisconsin Gamma Tau 


Colorado Gamma Lambda 

Kansas Gamma Mu 

Nebraska Gamma Theta 

Wyoming Gamma Psi 


Maine Beta Ilpsilon 

Maine Gamma Alpha 

Massachusetts Beta Gamma. _ 
Massachusetts Gamma Beta.. 
Massachusetts Gamma Sigma _ 
New Hampshire Delta Delta. _ 
Rhode Island Gamma Delta. _ 
Vermont Beta Zeta 


New York Alpha Omicron 

New York Beta Theta 

New York Delta Gamma 

Pennsylvania Alpha Iota 

Pennsylvania Alpha Pi 

Pennsylvania Alpha Rho 

Pennsylvania Alpha Upsilon.. 
Pennsylvania Gamma Omega. _ 
Pennsylvania Tau 

to the 








Central Office 

North Carolina Alpha Delta.. 9 

North Carolina Xi 10 

South Carolina Beta Xi 5 

Virginia Beta 12 

Virginia Delta 10 


Ohio Alpha Nu 29 

Ohio Alpha Psi 19 

Ohio Beta Eta 12 

Ohio Beta Omega 32 

Ohio Gamma Kappa 10 


Kentucky Mu Iota 13 

Tennessee Alpha Tau 6 

Tennessee Beta Pi 27 

Tennessee Beta Tau 8 

Tennessee Omega 18 

Tennessee Pi 


California Beta Psi 10 

California Gamma Iota 27 

Oregon Alpha Sigma 12 

Washington Gamma Pi 16 

Washington Gamma Chi 13 

Oregon Gamma Phi 7 


Alabama Alpha Epsilon 20 

Alabama Beta Beta 

Alabama Beta Delta 21 

Louisiana Beta Epsilon 11 

Texas Gamma Eta 20 

Texas Delta Epsilon 22 


Iowa Beta, Alpha 17 

Iowa Beta Delta 14 

Iowa Gamma Upsilon 9 

Minnesota Gamma Nu 17 

Missouri Gamma Rho 21 

Missouri Delta Zeta 18 



Lieut. Gen. Robert Lee Bullard, Commander of the 2d Army 
Corps, who added to his fame when, in July of last year, he 
refused to heed the advice of a French commander to fall back, 
and successfully launched a counter-attack on the enemy east of 
Chateau-Thierry, was a passenger yesterday in the transport 
Kaiserin August Victoria, which docked at Hoboken with more 
than 6,000 men of the 33d Division, said the New York Times 
on May 24. 

General Bullard went abroad in 1917 with the 1st Division 
as a Brigadier General. He quickly won promotion to the next 
higher rank, and as a commander of the division he took over to 
France, saw service at Cantigny and the Vesle River. When the 
division was transferred to the St. Mihiel sector General Bullard 
was put in command of the 3d Army Corps, which is credited 
with starting the drive through the Argonne Forest. Last Oc- 
tober, in recognition of his abilities he was made a Lieutenant 
General and put in command of the newly organized 2d Army 

He has been decorated with the Distinguished Service Cross, 
the Croix de Guerre with two palms, and the Order of Leopold. 
He was also made a commander of the Legion of Honor. To 
reporters General Bullard declined to make any statement. 

' ' There are a lot of Generals returning these days, ' ' he said 
with a smile, "and I imagine everything has been told." 

Colonel Luke Lea has been getting his name in the papers 
as the man who headed a party which meant to capture William 
Hohenzollern and present him to President Wilson as a token 
of Christmas cheer. What Brother Lea, who used to be U. S. 
senator from Tennessee, has it in for the President for is not 
divulged. The story came out just after Col. Lea got back to 
tli is country late in March. 


Press reports have it that the episode took place about De- 
cember 21. There were fully a dozen officers and men of the 
American Army in the automobile party commanded by Colonel 
Lea that tried to obtain possession of the Kaiser. 

They were armed with passports which they had managed 
in some way to obtain and which enabled them to travel through 
Holland to the Castle where the Kaiser was stopping. They 
got close enough to the presence of the Kaiser, Colonel Lea told 
close friends since his arrival in this country, to hear his voice, 
but were foiled through the sudden dispatch of Dutch guards 
from Amerongen to the Castle, a contingency wholly unexpected 
and which forced the American officers to make a quick retire- 
ment in their military automobile to avoid arrest and possible 
internment by the Holland authorities, if not courtmartial pro- 
ceedings in the American Army, provided their identity should 
become known. 

Colonel Lea did not desire to have the story of his escapade 
become known at the time. It was said that he intended to 
make a full public statement regarding all the details of the 
kidnapping attempt as soon as he was discharged from the army. 


Charles H. Parks lives in Council Bluffs, Iowa, where he 
is a member of the firm of J.G. Wadsworth & Co., investment 
bankers. He keeps young by reading the Palm. Many a man 
grows old without reading it. He writes that he has been a 
member of Alpha Tau since 1885, when he was initiated as a 
charter member of Iowa Beta Alpha at Simpson "and nearly 
all of that time I have been a subscriber to the Palm. It has 
enabled me to keep in touch with the progress and growth of 
our beloved brotherhood in which I am deeply interested. I 
enjoy occasional visits with our chapters at Simpson and Ne- 
braska, which keep me in personal touch with many of the 
brothers. Our Omaha alumni chapter is composed of a live 
bunch of boosters. My son Kenneth, who saw eight months of 
service for Uncle Sam, is W. M. at Beta Alpha. ' ' 


According to the Denver Times for May 2, Tony Cush of 
Colorado Gamma Lambda is in line for an American entry in 
the international games arranged by General Pershing to be 
held near Paris. Here's Tony's accomplishment in the tryout 
of boys in the Eighty-ninth : He took first place in four events 
— the 100-yard dash, the 220 dash, the broad jump and the hop- 
skip-and-jump. His record will, in all probability, result in 
his going to the great Olympiad, where before 22,000 fans he 
will attempt to show his superiority on the track and field over 
British, French, Italian and other allied soldiers. 

Merrill T. Ellis, Alpha Nu 
Merrill T. (Red) Ellis has returned from Belgium where he 
"did his bit" for the old U. S. A. by being a member of the 
Ambulance Corps of the 135 Machine Gun Battalion in the 37th 
Division. He was decorated with the Belgium War Cross for 
bravery. When questioned "Red" humbly said, "I don't know 
when I did anything to earn a medal unless it was for good 
work throughout the whole conflict ! ' ' The only thing we are able 
to find out that Red did, was rescuing a Belgium Corporal, who 
had gone out into "No Man's Land" and was caught in a heavy 
machine gun fire. Red insists that there wasn't anything to 
the act but medals aren't given away for nothing so we all can 
form our own opinion of Red's work "over there." 

('apt. Karl E. Whinnery, Alpha Nu 
When the 332nd Division landed in New York, it brought 
with it one of Alpha NiTs heroes in the person of Capt. Karl 
B. Whinnery. When Karl was in school, he was quite an athlete 
and from all reports he "tore 'em down" and "built 'em up 
again" while lie was on the fighting Line. He was awarded the 
Italian medal of valor for bravery in action in Italy. It was 
while trying to cross a river that Capt. Whinnery performed his 
act of bravery. The bridge had been blown up but he and his 
men succeeded in getting enough debris to build it again, al- 
though the river was 1500 yards wide at that point, The Aus- 


trians were firing on them at that time but the three platoons 
were advanced to a sand bar in mid-stream. One platoon 
was sent to the other bank and Capt. Whinnery went with it. 
The Austrians fired over the heads of the platoons not knowing 
they were so near. This position was held until the Italians 
came up with reinforcements and then the Austrians were 
driven from their positions. Only one life was lost in this hit 
of action. 

Later, British airplanes flew over, dropping a streamer 
bearing the words, "WELL DONE." 

Frank E. Gaffeny, Pa. Gamma Omega, who was in the U. 
S. Navy for the past year has been mustered out. 

A. P. Bine, Fla. Alpha Omega, has been in the service 
since 1917, and is with the Army of Occupation in Germany. 

C. N. Frizzell, Mass. Gamma Sigma, has been witli the 
312th U. S. engineers in France for several months. 

F. A. Pretziner, Ohio Beta Gamma, has returned from over- 
seas and is connected with Pretzinger and Musselman, archi- 

Norman B. Patten, Minn. Gamma Nu, Lieut. Co. C, 522 
engineers, is located near Toul, France, and writes that he 
hopes to be home in time to read the December Palm. 

John W. Wallace, N. Carolina Xi, has been in hospitals in 
France and the United States and is now in Walter Reed 
Hospital, Washington, D. C, recovering from a wound. 

Preliminary announcements of the J. B. Pond Lyceum 
Bureau for 1919-20 include the name of Irving Bachellor, who 
will give lectures on American Ideals. 

Nebraska Gamma Theta has a record of 102 men in the 

Guy E. Reeds, Neb. Gamma Theta, has changed his address 
to 1800 C Street, Lincoln, Neb. 

Albert A. DeLopp, Mich. Beta Kappa, is a captain in the 
ordnance department at Middletown, Pa. 

George M. Corlett, Gamma Theta, was first commissioned 2nd 


Lieut, of cavalry, and discharged as major of infantry, De- 
cember, 1918. 

Clifford 0. Dice, Indiana Delta Alpha, has changed his 
address from 102 N 4th St., Fairfield, la., to Covington, Ind. 

Capt. Carl L. Bradt, Beta Lambda, is now located in 
Detroit, Mich. Detroit Athletic Club. 

C. W. Mitchell, Gamma Theta, is an assistant surgeon, U. S. 
Marine Hospital, Staten Island, N. Y. 

Allan W. Cooke, Gamma Xi, who has been with the Y.M.C.A. 
in France for about 19 months, expects to return in June to 
201 Highland Avenue, Newtonville, Mass. 

Dean W. Harris, Mich. Alpha Mu, has been stationed all 
year in the post hospital, Fort Leavenworth, Kan. 

James E. Watson's Pa. Gamma Omega address is care of 
Elliott Co., Frick Bldg., Pittsburg. 

G. D. Chastians, Colo. Gamma Lambda, might be discov- 
ered care of C. and A. Store, Ranger, Texas. 

Raymond P. Fowler's Beta Theta mail goes to 857 Dela- 
ware Ave., Buffalo, N. Y. 

E. A. Frazee, Gamma Sigma, is located at Winsted, Conn. 

Lawrence C. Myers is found at 309 N. 5th St., Hannibal, Mo. 

Everett A. Geer, Gamma Beta, has moved from Three Riv- 
ers, Mass., to Belchertown, Mass. 

George A. Doll, Gamma Theta, lives at Sheridan Lake, Col- 
orado, selling eastern Colorado land. 

Francis T. Hayes, Gamma Kappa, has been overseas and 
is now home at Hollenden Hotel, Cleveland, Ohio. 

A. H. Van Brocklin, Alpha Omicron, represents Ginn & 
Co., and lives in East Rochester, N. Y. 

A. J. Argue, is at home at 803 Iroquois Bldg., Buffalo, N. Y. 

H. E. Gillasky, Pa. Tau, is connected with the Collinsville 
Zinc Corporation at Collinsville, 111. 

Robert K. Edgerton has returned to his home in Manches- 
ter, Vt., having been released from the Navy. 

Dr. II. S. Henderson, Alpha Epsilon, has been doing his 
bit in Grand Junction, Colorado. He was a surgeon member of 
the local board, helping to classify questionnaires and examin- 
ing men for the army. 


C. W. Thomas, Alpha Theta, is a member of the law firm 
of Lee & Thomas, Burley State Bank Bldg., Burley, Idaho. 

J. F. McKenzie, Beta Pi, is another lawyer, located at 
ElPaso, Texas, rooms 405-8 Caples Bldg. 

Elwin L. Sederlin, M. D., Gamma Psi, is now an interne in 
Kings County hospital, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

H. R. Pickett, Gamma Omega, is extension representative 
for Lawrence County farm bureau, an organization for free 
agricultural improvement, with headquarters at New Castle, Pa. 

D. W. Ormsbee, Gamma Sigma, sends cheering words to the 
Palm from Atlanta, Georgia, where he is connected with the 
Rockwood Sprinkler Co., Third National Bank Bldg. 

J. K. McFarland, Beta Pi, is special representative for the 
National Fire Insurance Company of Hartford, located at 123 
William St., New York. 

Judson G. Smull, Alpha Rho, has removed from Palmerton, 
Pa., to 106 E. Northampton Avenue, Bethlehem, Pa. 

W. Rexford Brown, Beta Lambda, is in the lumber business 
at Newport, Arkansas. 

James 0. Blair, Gamma Chi, is an attorney at Vancouver, 
Washington, 1-2-3 Schofield Bldg. 

Frank H. Pond & Co. Power Plant Equipment, 343 S. 
Dearborn St., Chicago, is the present address of Robert E. Weeks, 
Gamma Zeta. 

From the J ay hawker Tau we read of their honor roll of 
96 men in the service and from the A.T.O. Bugle we get these 
records : Tennesse Alpha Tau has 62 names ; Gamma Pi 79 stars 
in her service flag and ranks as one of the first three at the 
University of Washington; Oregon Alpha Sigma has 42 men 
represented ; Kentucky Mu Iota sent 55 men and Ohio Beta 
Omega has 74 men. From the Bee-Kay Breezes we discover 67 
men on the honor roll. 

Also enclosed with the Bee-Kay Breeze is a leaflet giving the 
complete chapter roll with chapter numbers. The Monthly Bul- 
letin of Beta Epsilon does this too. The Palm would like to put 
this bee in the bonnet of all those chapters whose records need 
straightening out, and all others too. The Monthly Bulletin 
of Louisiana Beta Epsilon gives 30 men on the honor roll. 


The address of Ralph W. Elden is Medford, Oregon, where 
he is in Seed, Fertilizer and Feed business. 

From the Alabama Chapter Tackle Beta Delta, we read 
of the return of the following men from service in France : 
Cecil F. Bates, C. M. A. Rogers, Robert M. Hall, J. Tatty 
O'Connor, W. A. Gayle, G. R. Harsh, A. M. Long, C. Sheldon 
Whittelesley, T. Henry Johnson, Richard C. Foster, Gaston D. 
Stollenwerck, J. Fant DeMoville. 

The Ohio Beta Eta Review lists 57 men on the service list. 

J. J. Holbert writes from Bordeaux, France, of meeting old 
friends, bumping into some old buddy of that great club of ours, 
and proving how worth while the fraternity is. 

From the chapter letter of Alpha Upsilon we find 44 names 
on the honor roll. 


E. F. Newell (Ohio Wesleyan) to Miss Mildred A. Hart, 
Warren, Ohio. 

Clarence C. Watson (Ohio Wesleyan) to Miss Pauline 
Beeber of Stratford, Ohio. 

Wilbur D. Peat (Ohio Wesleyan) to Miss Mildred Welch, 
Delaware, Ohio. 

Guy N. Frost (Ohio Wesleyan) to Miss Ruth Eleanor West 
of Hillsboro, Ohio. 

Edward J. Kunkel (Alpha Nu) to Miss Marguerite Wied- 
meyer of Leetonia, Ohio. 

J. Max Lichty( Alpha Nu) to Miss Gladys Rymer of Colum- 
biana, Ohio. 

John W. Lindsay (Alpha Nu) to Miss Mildred Albright 
of Sebring, Ohio. 

Howard A. Bouve (Tufts) to Miss Inga Little (Jackson) 
A. O. Pi. 

B. S. Guernsey, N. V. Alpha Omicron, to Miss Marion 
Mason of Norwich, N. Y. 

B. <'. Reamon, N. Y. Alpha Omicron, to Miss Beatrice Wil- 
son, Watertown, N. Y. 

K. E. Austin, N. Y. Alpha Omicron, to Miss Dorothy Fox, 
Potsdam, X. Y. 


Paul L. Essert (Wyoming) to Miss Ann Whelan, Rock 
Springs, Wyo. 

Murray S. Klein (Wyoming), to Miss Susan Breisch nB$. 

Archie Heigert (Wyoming) to Miss Julia Palmer, Laramie 


Raymond Fletcher, '16, to Miss Mae Clake of Salem, Ohio. 

Knowles, Georgia Alpha Zeta, and Miss Millie Beacham 
of Dublin, Ga. 

George E. Dawes, Ind. Gajmna Omicron, of Jefferson- 
ville, Ind., and Miss Ruth Weaver of Atlanta, Georgia. 

Marion McDonald Lovell, Illinois Gamma Zeta, and Minona 
Fitts Anderson, May 9, 1919, at Chicago. 

Donald Webster Tozier (Colby 17), and Miss Helen Gert- 
rude Kidder (Sigma Kappa), at Waterville, Maine, May 28th, 


To Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Peat (Ohio Beta Eta) a son, on 
Oct. 12, 1918. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Morris Baker (Ohio Beta Eta) a daughter, 
on Nov. 9, 1918. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Harold F. Wilson of Youngstown, Ohio, a 

To Mr. and Mrs. Ralph V.'Carr, of Clyde, Ohio, a daughter, 
Mary Louise, Feb. 7, 1919. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Turkle of Alliance, Ohio, a son. 

To Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Hope, a son. 

To Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Gray, H, a son, Clayton Frank 
Gray, September 26, 1918, Lebanon, N. H. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Howard E. Cousins (Tufts '09) a son, 

To Mr. and Mrs. P. J. VanDyke (Tufts 18) a daughter. 

To Ralph Waldo Elden, Gamma Zeta, and wife, a son, 
James Carroll, May 10, Central Point, Oregon. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Edward B. Blaisdell (Illinois Gamma 
Zeta), a son, Richard Tillson, April 7, 1919, Bridgeport, Conn. 

To Mr. and Mrs. Byron H. Smith (Colby), a daughter, Lois 
Adeline, March 28, 1919. 




Colorado Gamma Lambda 

Born 1880; Initiated 1901 

Died October 28, 1918 

Requiescat in Pace 


Colorado Gamma Lambda 

Born 1883 ; Initiated 1902 

Died October 25, 1918 

Requiescat in Pace 


Massachusetts Gamma Beta 

Born ; Initiated 1907 

Requiescat in Pace 


Massachusetts Gamma Beta 

Born ; Initiated 1910 

Requiescat in Pace 


Ohio Alpha ^ Nu 

Born ; Initiated 1910 

Died Fall 1918 

Requiescat in Pace 


Ohio Alpha Nu 

Born 1893; Initiated 1914 

Died March 15, 1919 

Requiescat in Pace 

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Tennessee Pi 

Born ; Initiated 1912 

Died November 10, 1918 

Requiescat in Pace 


Washington Gamma Clii 

Born 1900 ; Initiated 1918 

Died 1919 

Requiescat in Pace 


Michigan Beta Kappa 

Born ; Initiated 1906 

Died January 20, 1919 

Requiescat in Pace 


Pennsylvania Alpha Upsilon 

Born 1893; Initiated 1913 

Died November 2, 1918 

Requiescat in Pace 


Maine Gamma Alpha 

Born 1874 ; Initiated 1893 
Died Sept. 24, 1918 
Requiescat in Pace 


Iowa Gamma Upsilon 

Born ; Initiated 1912 

Died October 15, 1918 

Requiescat in Pace 



Vermont Beta Zeta 

Born 1 899 ; Initiated 1917 

Died April 21, 1919 

Requiescat in Pace 


Ohio Beta Eta 

Born ; Initiated 1916 

Died May 10, 1918 
Requiescat iu Pace 

Captain Charles A. Sturtevant 
Captain Charles A. Sturtevant (Maine Gamma Alpha) died 
September 24, 1918, influenza. He was a captain in the medical 
corps, Camp Devens, Mass., and had been recommended for the 
rank of major at the time of his death. He was formerly a 
physician at Manchester, New Hampshire. 

Harry Ralph Whitehead 

Harry Ralph Whitehead, born June 22, 1880, -and living 
the early part of his life in Breckenridge, Colorado, was initi- 
ated by Colorado Gamma Lambda May 4, 1901. While in the 
University he became famous as a football player and all around 
athlete. He was one of the best quarterbacks that the Uni- 
versity has ever seen, and at the time of his graduation was the 
only man who had received nine athletic letters. He was fa- 
miliarly known as "Whity" and very popular with the Uni- 
versity people. 

Since graduation from the Engineering School he had been 
employed by the U. S. Mint at Denver. 

He died of influenza at Denver, October 28, 1918, and was 
buried a1 Crownhill Cemetery. He left a wife and two young 

Hugo Otto Wanokun 
Hugo Otto Wangelin, born May 25, 1883, was initiated by 
Colorado Gamma Lambda, on September 13, 1902, graduated 


from the Engineering School of the University of Colorado and 
married Miss Elsie Whitmore, a Pi Phi, of the University of 
Colorado. After marriage he removed to Bishop, California, 
where he had charge of an electrical plant. He died at Bishop, 
California, on October 25, 1918, after an illness of eight days, 
and was buried at Long Beach, California. He left a wife and 
three children. 

Ray Lemuel McLean 

Ray L. McLean was born near Toronto, Ohio, in 1893. He 
entered Mt. Union in the fall of 1913 and was initiated into 
Alpha Tau Omega in March, 1914. He was one of the most 
respected men who ever attended Mt. Union and a deep blow 
was felt by all when they learned of his death. He was a fine 
student and while in school he was in charge of a congregation 
in a near-by town, preaching there on Sundays. "Big Mac" 
was an athlete of some note and when a senior in school he was 
chosen unanimously as an All-State guard in football. After 
being graduated he went to Dakota Wesleyan at Mitchell, South 
Dakota, where he taught and coached athletics. He was loved 
by students and faculty alike, and would have taken up his 
duties there again had he returned. He was drafted, and 
trained at Camp Sherman. He was sent to France and it was 
in Toul, France, that he took pneumonia and died. Just before 
leaving for France he was married to Miss Velora Thompson 
of Alliance. "Mac" has the name of being the best man Ohio 
Alpha Nu has ever turned out. John Thorpe, his school chum 
and companion through the war, writes, "I've never known a 
bigger and better man than 'Big Mac'." He wasn't decorated 
but he should have been, especially in the Argonne, and it was 
only the absence of high officials which prevented it." 

Sgt, McLean died on the 15th of March, 1919. 

Dr. John Carl Whinnery 

Dr. Whinnery (Ohio Alpha Nu) was initiated into Alpha 
Tau on November 7, 1910. He died of influenza in the fall of 


Lieutenant Benjamin Holden Appleby 

[The following tribute to Brother Appleby, vvliose death was announced in the 
March Palm, is contributed by Altred R. Williams. J 

Rarely has it been the privilege of the writer to be associated 
with such a noble and inspiring character as Lieut. Ben H. 
Appleby. It was as a senior at the University of Wyoming 
that I first came to know ' ' Ben, " as we called him ; he was then 
a freshman. Even in his first year at college he gave promise 
of the leading part he came to play in college activities during 
the next three years. Seldom has any University, or any frat- 
ernity had a man who distinquished himself in so many varied 
lines of endeavor — debating, literature, or president of the stu- 
dent body, W. M. of his chapter (Gamma Psi), major of the 
cadet corps, and as an instructor in psychology. 

It was with high ideals of service to his country, rather 
than of winning glory for himself, that Ben left his college 
work before commencement, to enter the Infantry Officers' 
Training School at Camp Dodge. He and I were the only two 
Taus in our company at that time, we bunked side by side 
through the summer, studied together, prepared for and passed 
the inspection together. Always unselfish, always cheerful and 
optimistic, Ben won the regard of all in the company. 

In August came his coveted lieutenancy and an assign- 
ment to duty with troops. In October he was again promoted, 
this time from the Army Militant to the Army Triumphant. 
Our Government has provided that for each six months served 
in the army, a service chevron may be worn. Ben lacked over 
a month of rounding his first six months in the service, but 
who will deny that he now wears the service chevron incan- 
descent, the badge of those who served faithfully and gave their 
all, than which there is no greater sacrifice. 

Of Ben it may be said, as it may of so many of the youths 
who gave their lives in this war, that he had a "Rendevouz with 
Death." In the words of Alan Seeger, 

I have a rendevouz with Death 

At souk? disputed barricade, 

# # # # 

And I to my pi edged word am true 
I shall not fail that rendevouz. 

John A. Morrissey 

John A. Morrissey, second son of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Mor- 
rissey of Bennington, died at his home Monday, April 21, after 
a long illness. He was 21 years old and a student in his third 
year at the University of Vermont. 

While in college last November, he suffered an attack of 
influenza and did not regain his strength. He went home and 
in January entered the Putnam Memorial Hospital for treat- 
ment. He got better apparently and went home but after a few 
days was taken with a form of paralysis and had to return 
to the hospital. 

The local doctors and several specialists who were called 
were baffled by his case which was most peculiar and puzzling. 
Death is believed to have been due to sonic malignant growth, 
probably resulting from influenza. 

John Alfred Morrissey was born in Bennington, February 
25, 1899. He graduated from the Bennington High School in 
1916 and entered the University the same year where he made a 
fine record. While in high school he was the first winner of 
the Huling-Carter prize for public speaking. He was a young 
man of great promise and natural force and exceedingly pop- 
ular, not only in the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, of which 
he was a member, but in the whole college. 

He went from college last spring to the Plattsburg officers ' 
training camp where he ranked high and was designated to 
receive a commission. 

He is survived by his parents and seven brothers and sisters 
and his death is the first break in the family of eight. He was 
respected and esteemed not only by his mates but by a wide 
circle of older people. 

Lieutenant Leon Roy MexVd 
Lieutenant Leon R. Mead was the first man from Pennsyl- 
vania Alpha Upsilon to give his life for his country. 

"Cappy" was not killed in action as has so often been re- 
ported. He was seriously wounded, while trying to clean out 
a machine gun nest. Though so painfully wounded, he never 
stopped but went right on and cleaned up the German machine 


gun nest, after which he retreated to safety. He was taken to 
the hospital the 22nd of October and died the 2nd of November. 
"Cappy" was wounded very badly, being struck in the head 
with a piece of shrapnel and losing his left eye entirely. The 
shrapnel cut down through his tonsils and palate and lodged in 
his jaw so that he could not ingest food. As a result the secre- 
tions filled his lungs which was the immediate cause of his death. 
"Cappy" is buried in the American cemetery at Souillag. His 
bravery and courage were extremely remarkable and too much 
praise cannot be given him for his supreme sacrifice. 


The newspapers reported the other day that at Princeton, 
Richard F. Cleveland, son of former president Cleveland, had 

been voted the most respected man in his class 
Respected and the man who has done most for Princeton. 

"The most respected man in his class." The 
writer of these lines knows nothing of the Princeton traditions, 
or of the meaning which that phrase lias to Princeton under- 
graduates ; but it is an admirable phrase, and carries with it a 
breath of cheering satisfaction. To be the best athlete is not 
so very hard, and it has after all but a limited significance. To 
be high man scholastically is praiseworthy. To be the most suc- 
cessful politician or the most widely known man or any one of 
a number of other kinds of distinguished classman is gratifying. 
But to be the most respected man must mean a great deal more 
in character, in manhood, in genuine worth, than any of these. 
What an achievement it would be to create a fraternity chapter 
made up of the most respected men in college. What a novelty 
it would be should some fraternity chapter undertake to elect 
only those men who at the time of their election were each "the 
most respected man in his class" not already in a fraternity. 

The chapters have done remarkably well in the task of get- 
ting on their feet again after having been swept off them by the 
recent explosion. The table of active member- 
Quick ship printed elsewhere shows how quickly the 
Pick-up depleted ranks have been filled. The excellent 
record made by the chapters in meeting their 
financial obligations to the fraternity in March is one more 
indication that the chapters are squarely on their feet. On 
April 15 only two of the seventy chapters of the fraternity had 
ignored their current obligations to the Central Office. 


There is great lass, we are often reminded nowadays, in 
the frequent overturn of labor. The hire and fire system by 
which the personnel of an industrial establish- 
Wasteful ment continually changes is condemned as waste- 

Overturn ful. The same is true of a rapidly shifting per- 

sonnel in a fraternity. The only men who are 
worth much to a fraternity are the men who stay in it for 
more than a few months. The chapter that amounts to any- 
thing keeps its members, the great majority of them, three or 
four years. Alpha Tau chapter houses ought not cater to 

Now that the active chapters are once more going strong, 
it is time to take a look at the alumni associations. Most of 

them are in a bad way, and there was never 
Quick or a time when they might more easily and use- 

Dead? fully be stirred to fresh activity. The brothers 

are, in large numbers, getting back into civil 
life in new surroundings, often in new occupations; those who 
are making no change are eager to resume the associations cut 
short or disturbed by the preoccupations of the past two years. 
To all of these the alumni associations can offer just the fellow- 
ship and satisfaction they most desire. There have been within 
recent years some fifty alumni associations on the records of 
the fraternity. The list printed in the Directory in this issue 
of the Palm contains all ihat have responded to letters recently 
addressed by the editor to all the officers announced in the 
latest list. These are alive; if there are others alive let us 
hear from them ; unless there is going on an unsuspected acti- 
vity among the alumni, there is room for a good many new 
associations, amid conditions promising real usefulness. 

National unity was the ideal on which this fraternity was 
founded at a time when lack of unity came from sectional 

division of interests and led to bitter and bloody 
National war. Now another war has revealed that the 

Unity national unity which we seemed to have achieved 

is far from complete, and that the responsibility 
of an organization with the ideals of those of this fraternity 


was never greater. Scattered over a large and various country, 
it is sometimes hard for the separate chapters to realize that 
they are, each one, but a seventieth part of one living unit. It 
is easy to become engrossed in chapter problems pressing for 
attention, and to forget that unity can be approached only 
through conscious arid continual effort to realize and share the 
interests and the life of every other chapter. It has been 
pointed out recently that this country has suffered because it 
has no national system of education by means of which unity 
of ideals and purposes could be inculcated. To make national in 
its unifying influence one element in our higher education 
is a great opportunity for the fraternity. 

A sermon by Ellis Parker Butler, author of Pigs is Pigs, 
comes in a small volume and is easy to take. It is called Goat- 
Feathers, and ought to be sprinkled freely in 
Goat every chapter house. "Goat-feathers are the 

Feathers distractions, side lines and deflections that take 

a man's attentions from his own business and 
keep him from getting ahead. They are the Greatest Thing in 
the World — to make a man look like a goat." Butler says 
that if he had not been so busy gathering goat-feathers, he 
might have amounted to something. " Anything," he explains, 
"that leads a man aside from the straight path to his goal is 
a goat-feather. Every useless side line is a goat-feather. Ev- 
ery unnecessary distraction is a goat-feather." 

"No one ever succeeds by allowing himself to be deflected 
from the most important business of life, which is making the 
most of the best that is in him. Even a cow does better if she 
sticks close to the business of eating grass and chewing the 
cud. When she starts in to learn to whistle like a catbird and 
to flit from field to field like a butterfly it is safe to say she is 
no longer a success in life. When a cow strays from plain 
milk-producing methods and begins climbing trees and turn- 
ing somersaults, she may be more picturesque, but she is gath- 
ering nothing but goat-feathers. Seven farmers, a school- 
teacher and a tin peddler may line up along the fence and 
applaud her all afternoon until she is swelled up with pride, 


but when she gets back to the barn at sundown she will not 
give much milk. She will not be known as a milch cow long; 
She will be a low grade of corned beef, a couple of flank steaks 
and a few pairs of three-dollar shoes." 

The Palm will pay a reward of a thousand dollars and 
equivalent thanks for an automatic yelper that will go off like 
an intermittent alarm clock only more so when 
Got a attached to a Palm sent to a subscriber who has 

Yelper? moved and left no address and is thus laying a 

foundation for an indignant letter by and by 
asking whether he is expected to pay for something he never 
got, by hek. 

Let us not forget, in the wild whirl of talk about politcal 
and economic rights, educational reorganization, and all these 

matters that concern the aggregate that there 
Good is still need in the world for honest gentlemen. 

Manners Whatever system of society or government we 

may live under, individual honesty, intelligence, 
and good manners will remain attributes of humankind worth 
our cultivating. There seems to be some danger lest the world 
in striving to create a kind of international ethics for the use 
of states may abandon the good old standards of individual 
morality. Political independence or economic justice is not a 
sufficient substitute for that nobility of character which marks 
a gentleman, and society can not relieve the individual of all 

Many times in the last few years have we been compelled 
to let out our conception of the greatness of the United States, 

and still the pressure on our eomprehension is 
Greatness near the popping point. Consider, for instance, 

Abounding the great and increasing number of men there 

are in this country who by their own public 
confession are better patriots, statesmen, diplomats, or politi- 
cians than President Wilson. Each of these by the same test, 
obviously would make a better president. 


It is important and true that every man to whom this 
number of the Palm is addressed has paid for it in advance. 
From now on nobody need have his reading of 
P.A.Y.E. the palpitant pages of this magazine interrupted 

by disconcerting doubts whether the thing has 
been paid for or not. If you have not borrowed 
it you have paid for it. To make this statement, a somewhat 
stiff preparation has been necessary in the way of clearing the 
mailing list of those whose interest in the Palm was warm but 
never got to the enclosed-please-find temperature. The active 
Brothers have to pay for the magazine as a part of their tax 
whether they want it, consciously, or not; the alumni have to 
pay for it if they want it, and if they lose consciousness at pay- 
ing time they fall out of the Palm and are buried without 
hortatory rites. 

The Central Office would like to obtain several copies of 
the Palm for March-June and September, 1918, the supply of 

of which has been exhausted. Bound volumes 
Palms for the years 1916, 1917 and 1918 will be sent 

Wanted to the chapters early in the fall. Those for 

1918 are ready now, but might not be delivered 
in the closing days of the year, and are not likely to be of much 
use to the chapters during the summer. 

What is the Fraternity going to do about a memorial to the 

_ .. Brothers who fell in the w T ar? This is a good 

Cogitate . . , , . _ . 

subject to be thinking on. 

The Editor hauled a Ford load of brotherly love to the 
j , post office yesterday and tried to exchange it for 

p , a good postage stamp. The postal clerk is still 

grinning, and still has the stamp. 

The Palm is proud to have acquired one Constant Reader, 

who never misses a number — the Editor of Gaduceus of Kappa 

Sigma. He reads this tree of knowledge mainly, 

Constant it would appear, to find something in it by Dean 

Reader Clark that does not agree at all points with 

something some Kappa Sig has said. That is 


a harmless avocation, to be sure, but it places a certain respon- 
sibility on us to read the Caduceus that may cause us to get 
behind in our correspondence. In the April number a passage 
is quoted from Dean Clark's article in our March number to 
the effect that some chaps have been badly spoiled by their expe- 
rience in the S.A.T.C. or in camp. 

Then the editor goes on most solemnly to say 

We believe the occasion does not call for generalizations. Men who 
at all understood the world they lived in, men who had a sense of pro- 
portion, which is a sense of humor, have doffed the khaki or the O. D. 
and returned to their college work with a better will than ever. Those 
who were egotistical before are still in the same sad state. The irre- 
sponsible have not all learned to take themselves seriously, nor have 
the prigs learned the opposite lessons. The boys came back to the chap- 
ters developed, indeed; but in directions that were already fixed. 
The service taught them much, if they were teachable — not otherwise. 

Which is curiously similar to the conclusion of the Dean's 
article, though no Kappa Sig reading Caduceus would suspect 


When the editor took hold of his job a year ago he was op- 
pressed by the fact that he had to get out a magazine for a lot 
of strangers. He thought the function of a Palm was to stir up 
a breeze, and viewing the subscription list he realized that if 
this Palm was to thrive some means must be used to raise the 
wind. He must get acquainted and raise money. 

Not many folks ever take the trouble to write to an editor, 
even to kick ; and not many more pay attention to ordinary re- 
minders of the need of cash. So the editor excogitated a meas- 
ure that he felt sure would start something; just what, or where 
it would lead he had little idea. But he thought that if the 
scheme Succeeded it would make friends for the Palm and also 
bring in some money. 

Both results followed so freely that the transaction seems 
worth telling. 

In January ;i letter was sent out asking for subscription 
payments and ending with the remark thai the subscriber could 


not get rid of the writer by ignoring that letter. Then on April 
1 another letter went forth. The date was deliberately selected 
with a view to adding to the effect. Here is the letter : 
My Dear Brother: 

This letter may be both an indiscretion and an exhibition of bad 
psychology, as has been said of it by a person who may know; but here 
goes, anyway. 

Some time ago I wrote to you about your account with the Palm, 
and wound up by saying that you could not get rid of me by ignoring 
that letter. And you have not; but here is another chapter: you can 
get rid of me by ignoring this one. 

For I am herewith putting the business of your indebtedness to the 
Palm entirely in your hands. The card here enclosed is the only 
record I have of your account. It shows how long your subscription 
has been running, what payments you have made, and (in red) the 
amount you seem to owe. 

Now I want you to do with this account just as you think best. 
You know whether it is correct or not. If, after thinking the matter 
over you decide to settle your account by tossing this card in your 
wastebasket, you will never be reminded from this office of your de- 

The point of my psychology is that whatever you do, you will 
have acted, or declined to act, according to your own decision. 
Fraternally yours, 

Frank W. Scott. 

The March Palm, just off the press, has a full account of the Chi- 
cago conference, and a lot of good articles in it — about 180 pages. 

There is no denying the fact that the writer was nervous 
about that letter, and he waited anxiously for the first returns. 
He did not have long to wait. They began to come in as soon 
as mail could get back, and they are coming yet. Something like 
four hundred went out; not many recipients have failed to 
respond. Some of the remarks are herewith passed around the 
The First Gome-back: 

If you have not already received your Ph.D. from the University of 
Illinois, I am sure there is something wrong, as I believe this last 
letter of yours will pull and pull good. 

From a prominent Southern business man: 

I am in receipt of your favor of the first instant and certainly want 
to take this opportunity of congratulating you upon this letter. It 


is one of the cleverest and at the same time most business like collec- 
tion letters I have ever read. 

I, personally, am very much interested in the Palm, and have 
always enjoyed reading it. The non-payment of my account in the 
past is simply due to carelessness and negligence on my part. 

Enclosed you will find my check in the amount of five dollars 
and seventy cents together with your card, which showed this to be 
the amount I owed. 

I am enclosing herewith card showing my subscription account. 
The psychology of your leter is evidently good I am enclosing check 
for $4.50 covering back subscription of 1917, 1918 and also my sub- 
scription for 1919, and trust that this satisfactory. 
The meaning of this is doubtful, but the check was good: 

Enclosed you will find check for $2.70 the amount you seem to 
think I owe you. I haven't the faintest recollection of ever having 
subscribed to the Palm though for that reason I am enclosing the 

Pretty good psychology that. Here is your card and a check for 
$2.70. Count me in with the live ones for a while. 
This kind helps a lot: 

I am in receipt of your unique reminder that I have been remiss 
in my subscription dues to the Palm. Enclosed you will find a per- 
sonal check for $6.80 which pays for amount due and two years sub- 
scription in advance. 

I appreciate the task you have in editing and managing the Palm 
and desire to do my part to make it a little easier. I want to con- 
gratulate you on the quality of Palm which you are editing. 

Here is one case where the experiment had some effect. In the 
case of the enclosed account I may state that my brother has been 
overseas and is still there so has not been able to attend to it. I am 
enclosing check for $2.70 to cover debt. 

Am enclosing my check for $2.00 to apply in further response to 
your good letter of April 1st. 

Have just received my Palm account, and desire to state immedi- 
ately that your letter is correct psychologically. One could not re- 
sist such a tactfully worded warning that you are ready to call quits. 
I am not. Cannot send more than the enclosed check but I shall as 
soon as possible return your (my) card with the balance. 
Sorry about the sting, but — ; 

The sting of your psychological whip is rather severe but, I sup- 
pose, justly administered. A money order for $2.70 is enclosed, which 
I note pays up to September, 1918. Continue my subscription for 
another year and I will try to attend to payment as statement is ren- 


dered. May I extend best wishes to the Palm under the new adminis- 
tration which starts so effectively. 

I'd- like to say at the start, and this is not said in sarcasm either, 
that as a psychologist you are a winner. I have been very negligent 
about paying for my back dues to the Palm but should not make it 
hard for you just taking over the editorship; as a matter of fact during 
the last three years I've been dunned twice for every issue of the Palm 
I've ever received and it rather got my goat. Enclosed please find 
$2.70 due you according to the card you sent. 

I enclose herewith my check for $5.30, together with your filing 
card, showing that I appreciate the necessity that we fellows dig up for 
the Palm. 

I have received yours of the 1st instant, and was surprised at the 
large amount I owed the Palm. Enclosed please find $4.50 and continue 
to send it to me. 

Upon receipt of your last communication I was very much inclined 
to come back there and take a fall out of you; but upon second thought 
I will enclose my check for four-fifty as payment of dues for the Palm. 

I realize that I have been negligent in letting the subscription 
run along so long without sending a check yet at the same time there 
are extenuating circumstances, for I might ask have you ever served 
as Surgeon Member of a Local Board during the late difference with 
Germany? If you have and helped to classify 6000 questionnaires and 
examine 2500 men for the army and serve the whole time without pay 
and at the same time keep the wolf away from a wife and two children 
and go through an epidemic of flu, you know a little of what I have 
been through the last two years. Even when I wanted to join the 
Medical Corps to get off the Local Board they told me I was drafted 
into the service and would have to stick. Hope this meets with your 
approval and to show that there is no hard feeling I am going to re- 
turn the little card that you so graciously told me I might consign to 
the waste basket. 

Your record of my account with the Palm is returned herewith, 
together with check for $2.70 which is the amount in red on said 
card. I believe that your letter is the best psychology that there is. 
I sincerely hope that it may affect any others who may owe you money 
the same as it did me. Please don't get discouraged by such poor pay- 
ers as I but keep after them and I believe they will all come across. 

You will find herewith enclosed a money order to the amount of 
$2.70 in payment of my indebtedness to the Palm. In response to 
your excellent letter to delinquents, for the sake of my own satisfac- 
tion I am volunteering the information that I have been in hospitals 
in France and in the States for the past six months recovering from 
a wound and that I am in fact not a chronic delinquent. 

Your letter was forwarded to me [in France] and is at hand. 


Under the circumstances I would say that it is a rather bad exhibition 
of psychology as you put it. Had I been out of service you would 
have had your money long ago but on the very small amount that I 
receive and have received ever since I entered the service I think you 
are asking a. good deal. However you shall have your money on the 
next pay day which will be May 1st. I have made enough sacrifices 
so far that a matter of a few dollars doesn't matter one way or the 
other. I am returning your card with my account on it to you and 
will send the money $2.70 about the 1st of May, at which time you 
will please cancel my subscription. You ask me to do with this ac- 
count whatever I thought best; I have done so. 

Both your letters concerning the Palm have just come to my no- 
tice. Good stuff to wake up some of our dormant birds but a little 
rough on some of the rest of us who have been paying attention to 
other things the past two years. In other words some of us were too 
busy getting ready to fight and then fighting to think of bills. How- 
ever you say I owe $2.70. Won't argue the point I know you're right; 
at least you must be since I don't contradict it. I don't remember re- 
ceiving any Palms but most of the time they would have been lost in 
the mails. Your letter was an indiscretion — sure enough — but you 
got your psychology across so you should worry. My sincerest wishes 
for success in your undertaking. 

The psychology of yours of the 1st instant had its effect, the re- 
sult of which is the enclosed check for $6.00. 

Your psychological letter of April first— whether "an exhibition 
of bad psychoolgy" or not — has loosened my purse strings to the tune 
of $2.70 for which you will find enclosed. Your letter reminding me 
that there was such a magazine as the Palm, and that I owed the said 
magazine journeyed about the U. S. a good deal before it finally reached 
me. I have lost immediate contact with A.T.O. but not its spirit I 
hope. Send the March Palm by all means— and continue sending it 
and I'll promise to do better in remittances. 

From a Brother in France: 

If you remember — those letters you mailed April 1st with the 
records of long overdue Palm accounts — remember them? I received 
one — forwarded to me. I'm glad I got it— for the letter alone if nothh 
ing else. And now I'm coming to — for you — the interesting part. I'm 
returning this card — and with a request. Will you stick it on the 
corner of your desk and mail it to me the tenth of June — Please. 
There i; a reason. I want to pay it — and bless you — right now I am 
as free from francs as a frog is hair. You'll do this? Thanks. Is it 
correct? Hanged if I know. Haven't seen a Palm since 1916 — but that 
isn't your fault. H I try and keep this card myself I'm going to lose 
it. Trials of a private you know. But it's been a great war. 




William M. Madison 

Since the last issue of the Palm we have pledged and initi- 
ated three freshmen : J. A. Franklin, R. S. Hall, and W. J. 
Lowe. During the state high school track meet in April, a num- 
ber of visitors were entertained in the chapter house and a dance 
given. We enjoyed having W. L. Bennett and E. B. Casler, Jr., 
with us on this occasion. We have also had the pleasure of 
meeting George Long of Georgia Beta Iota, '15. Frank Holland 
and Jack Goldby, returning from overseas, visited the chapter 
on their way home, and will be with us next year. Wilson, Rich- 
bourg, and Madison are on the baseball squad. L. Z. Morgan is 
manager-elect of next year's football team. 

J. W. Lougino 

Georgia Alpha Beta started off the third term of school with 
a rush. Several juniors and seniors returned from the army 
and the navy and real fraternity life once more reigns. Alpha 
Beta is taking a leading part in college affairs. Joe Whitehead 
is editor of the Pandora, Thomas Stokes recently made Senior 
Round Table, and Randolph Moore is assistant manager of the 
baseball team. Although not represented in intercollegiate ath- 
letics, for the first time in many years, Alpha Beta chapter 
stands well to the front in the fraternity baseball league with an 
average of 1000. 

There are now 29 men enrolled and the prospects for next 
year are very bright. 

Warren Quillian 

Several months ago Alpha Theta sold its chapter house in 
anticipation of the removal of the School of Liberal Arts to the 
University campus in Atlanta next year. Believing that a small 
club room would not serve its purpose well during receptions, 
we rented a bungalow. This is more centrally located than the 
other house. 

Elections for next year took place the first of May. Alpha 
Tau took the lead as usual, having representatives on the staff 


of all three of the college publications and two men on sopho- 
more council. In a recent track meet Babcock took three first 
places. The annual reception, which took place on April 26, 
was a success. About thirty-five young ladies were our guests 
on this occasion. We were glad to have with us several brothers 
from Alpha Beta and Beta Iota. The old men from Alpha Theta 
who were present were : — James Girardeau, J. F. Terry, Hubert 
Quillian, Stewart Bush, Dick Moore, Gray Singleton, and Donnie 

We are planning to increase the size of the chapter next 
year and all of the brothers will conduct a still hunt during 
the summer months for promising material. 

Waldo A. De Loach 

■ Although the chapter has been small, there being only twelve 
men left as the college year nears the close, Alpha Zeta has had 
a most successful year. Nine of our freshmen who were in the 
S.A.T.C. did not return in January. Knowles withdrew and was 
married to Miss Millie Beachman of Dublin, Ga. Crow and De 
Loach, who were in officers' training schools when the armistice 
was signed, have returned and will graduate in June. 

Owing to the fact that nine months of collegiate work have 
been crowded into five, our social activities have been rather 
limited. Alpha Zeta stands high in the scholarship and has been 
prominent in student activities. Arnold is president of the 
Alembic club and the Ciceronian literary society. DeLoach 
was associate business manager of the college annual, intercol- 
legiate debater and winner of Junior Law Medal. Warren was 
senior class poet, member of board of control of athletics, on 
the sub-faculty, associate editor of the "Orange and Black," and 
student cheer leader. He has been elected president of next 
year's glee club. Crow played first base on the varsity baseball 
team and yjnard on the all-star basketball team. Cubbedge is vice- 
president of the junior law class. Warren and DeLoach were 
champion debaters. All the brothers except Arnold, Crow, An- 
derson find DeLoach, who graduate, will return to college this 
fall. Arnold and Anderson will enter Medical College, and Crow 
and DeLoach will practice law. 

J. II. Vandegrift 

Beta Iota has reestablished the old time pep and is once 

inner- making itself manifest in college activities. We are for- 


tunately able to say that none of our S.A.T.C. pledges were lost. 

In baseball we have on the varsity W. I). Smith, A. H. 
Murphy, and E. H. Spiney ; C. P. Ambrecht and W. W. Turrels 
are two of the most promising scrubs. J. H. Dowling is assistant 
manager of the team and has bright prospects of being manager 
next year. Two men made the track team, of which L. W. 
Pollard was manager. He is now captain of next year's speed 
aggregation. R. L. King is business manager of the weekly 
publication, the Technique. T. N. Colley is major in the local 
R.O.T.C. R. H. Scott and C. P. Armbrecht were elected to the 
junior honorary societies. Dowling made the Anak Society, 
the biggest honor in school. Two men made the honor roll for 
scholarship. In April we pledged J. J. Jones. 

Our formal dinner dance is said to be the most successful 
function ofj its kind in Tech fraternity circles. To each lady 
present we gave an A.T.O. bar pin and secured two acts from 
Keiths circuit for the cabaret feature. Recently we were hon- 
ored by a visit from Worthy Grand Chief Clark and were greatly 
interested and benefited by the things he did and said. Those 
who were so fortunate as to hear Brother Clark were impressed 
with the elevated and inspired atmosphere which he left behind 
him. His suggestion for attaining a new house interested us 
very much and plans are now well under way for this project 
which will materialize very soon. 



A. A. Squier 

Illinois Gamma Zeta is finishing this school year with a 
small but active chapter. Many of the brothers who left the 
chapter to get into the war have been unable to return as yet, 
but by next fall some of these men will probably re-enter the 
University. Thus we are looking forward to a much larger 
chapter next year. The University, though in a somewhat sim- 
ilar position in regard to number of students, is now nearly back 
to normal, and the activities are rapidly increasing. 

On May 4 we initiated two men who were pledged since the 
regular initiation — Albert H. Dorsey of Hillsboro, Illinois, and 
James K. Brooks of Dallas, Texas. We gave our second house 
dance of the year on May 9, and are now looking forward to 
our third and last one to be given June 7. Our baseball team 
has been playing good ball in the fraternity league. We are 
well represented in other activities and are doing our best for 

Several brothers have dropped in to see us since receiving 


their discharges. John Ruckle, 1st lieut. in infantry, and 
"Chief" Healy, a 1st lieut. in the medical corps, both saw ser- 
vice in France, the former having been sent back with a wound. 
Harold Pogue, 2nd lieut. in the balloon service, and "Cap" 
Squier, a capt. in artillery, who returned from France as a 
casual, are not out of the service yet, but stopped here while 
on leave of absence. The visits of these brothers helped to arouse 
the old fraternity spirit which has been more or less dormant 
during the war. The close of this year, we hope, will mark 
the end of our difficulties due to the war, and we are looking 
forward to "Home Coming" next fall when the old brothers 
will gather and the war will be refought, but, nevertheless, 
will be history. We are planning to make this Gamma Zeta's 
greatest Alumni Reunion. 

T. Gordon Scupholm 

Having completely and successfully recovered from the dis- 
advantageous effects of war circumstances, Beta Omicron now 
has gained her normal momentum. The chapter consists of 
twenty-one active members and three pledges, about to be initi- 
ated. Our men are as usual well represented in college activ- 
ities ; with men in oratory ; Matter and Hathaway in baseball ; 
Lapish on the track team ; West editor-in-chief of the college 
}Xee~kly and also a member of two departmental clubs — the So- 
cial Science and Contributors clubs ; Dove on the Pleiad council ; 
Matter also a member of the Social Science club ; Dawson college 
yell master. 

From the present outlook cur hopes for next year are far 
from being excessively discouraging. Moore, who returned not 
long ago from government service, and also Browning, will be 
graduated this year. We also expect to lose four or five other 
men who are going to other colleges. This will leave us an 
active chapter of about seventeen men with which to open the 
college year 1919-20. Williams, Sprague, and Baker, brothers 
from this chapter in service, have recently given us visits. We 
are certainly glad to see them back. We will hold our annual 
spring party .June 6, the day after the big field meet of the 
M.I. A. A. At this time also we are going to have a large reunion 
of our alumni members. 

//. K. Lehman 

Wle-ii college opened after the Christmas holidays all ex- 


cept two of our men who began the first term returned. Our 
chapter roll was further increased bv the pledging and initiating 
of N. T. Crane, C. N. Wilson, F. A. Milliken, H. Antibus and by 
the return of Lieutenants V. A. Lowry, K. A. Hatt, J. P. Fitz- 
gerald and G. E. Dawes. We have a good start on next year's 
rushing season by having five men pledged. 

Gamma Omicron is well represented in student activities. 
J. H. Clark has added his name to the fraternity honor roll 
by making Tau Beta Pi ; he is also a member of the student coun- 
cil committee and of Iron Key, senior honorary fraternity. 
N. T. Clark is editor of the Purdue Exponent — our daily paper, 
secretary of the student union and president of the athletic 
association. H. J. Adler is business manager of the Exponent, 
and publicity agent of the Harlequin Club. Crane and Adler 
have each received certificates of honor for making Sigma Delta 
Chi, honorary journalistic fraternity. J. P. Fitzgerald is mak- 
ing good in track, and S. E. Lewis won his gold football during 
football season. Pledge Gumm is on the, sophomore baseball 
team, and R. G. Pruett is a member of the sophomore executive 
board and circulation manager of the Exponent. The A.T.O. 
bowling team proved to be a black horse in the pan-hellenic 
tournament recently and finished "runners up" in the race. The 
prom house party was a decided success, and all of the "home 
town girls" of the Taus left for home dead tired — but full of 
praise for A.T.O. The commencement exercises, and gala week 
promise to be the most enthusiastic held at Purdue since before 
the war. We expect a large representation of our alumni to 
return at this time and we have planned to keep our house open 
the entire week. All of our members have arranged to stay 
over. We are planning a big pep-fest next fall, beginning Oct. 
11 and lasting throughout the entire week, to strengthen the 
bonds of the " Hang- together Taus," and to arrange the plans 
for the building of our new home. All of our older Gamma 
Omicron brothers are expected back for this. We recently had 
the pleasure of entertaining the following Brothers at our home : 
Young of Indiana Delta Alpha, Heick of Kv. Mu Iota, White 
'09, Middleton '16, Shell ex- '19, Hassenzahl 15, Perrin '18, and 
Ebert ex- '21. 

G. C. Bond 

The second semester saw Alpha Mu strengthened by the 
return of Frazier from the navy. Bond who entered from the 
army, and Schoen from the navy have been initiated, while 

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Powell, another "gob," has been pledged. We now have sixteen 
actives and one ' ' spike. ' ' 

We are well represented in all activities at college, including 
athletics and the annual play. Beck, Little, Funk, Harris, Ham- 
ilton, Bond, and "Spike" Powell, represent us on the baseball 
team. Tamblyn, Little and Beck have leading parts in the 
senior play. Alpha Mu is putting out its annual Messenger, 
copies of which will be sent to all chapters and our alumni. 
Beta Kappa entertained the Alpha Mu brothers after the base- 
ball game at Hillsdale, and the fine time enjoyed took some of 
the sting out of our defeat. 

We lose Richardson, Little, Beck and Tamblyn by gradua- 
tion this year. Their loss will be greatly felt by the chapter. 

Several of our alumni have returned from the service, and 
have been up to our meetings. Clinton Rogge has been aAvarded 
the A.C. monogram for his continued success in athletics after 
leaving college. At present he i& one of the four leading pitch- 
ers in the Indianapolis team of the American association. 

We are now looking ahead to the fall rushing season. Some 
of the men who left school when the S.A.T.C. was disbanded 
expect to return. 

Chester H. Smith 

Beta Kappa has been gradually assuming its old time ap- 
pearance, and with the return of many more men from the 
service next fall, prospects look exceedingly bright for next year. 
While the S.A.T.C. left its effect on the chapter's scholarship 
record, as upon that of the whole college, stringent measures 
have been used to bring about considerable improvement. 

Dr. Vern Smith visited the house recently on his return 
from India where he has been practicing dentistry for twelve 
years. We staged quite a celebration on the evening of April 
12, when Covert, Mattice, and Foster returned after several 
months' active service in France. They brought back a very 
thrilling story of the narrow escape of "Dad" Tarbell when a 
shell struck the road near him. The annual stag house party 
for the alumni will be held at Bau-Beese lake May 30 to June 
1. It is expected to be one of the greatest reunions in recent 
years. A large Dumber of alumni who have actually returned 
from overseas will be present. A dance will be held on Saturday 
evening, the remainder of the affair being stag. A few Beta 
Kappa men were very influential in the organization of the Boost 
club which is promoting a campaign for a new gymnasium. 

McConkey and Collins received letters in basketball, while 


Meredith, Capt. R. Gray, L. Gray, Van Buskirk, Collins, Price, 
and Smith are on the baseball team. Capt.; Gray's pitching 
has shown him to be a likely candidate for the all-state team. 
Holt and Gray are on the track squad. Two Beta Kappa men 
have been elected to offices in the Amphiction literary society 
for next year. 

Adams and Reynolds were recent visitors, both men having 
been recently discharged from the military service. Rev. Gray 
also visited the house during a recent church convention in the 

Gerald K. O'Brien 

Since the last chapter letter Beta Lambda has been very 
busy. Our semi-annual dance was held a few weeks ago. The 
annual initiation banquet will be held in the near future, at 
the Detroit Athletic Club. The initiates are: K. M. McColl, 
D. A. Fildew, F. C. Henderson, J. P. Haskell, and G. K. 

Sorling, late a lieut. in the artillery, returned to college 
after having been in many major engagements in France. Kunze 
returned only a few weeks ago, but managed nevertheless to 
re-enter the University. Krout and Morrisey were in the Mich- 
igan Opera, the annual musical play given by University talent. 

The scholastic standing of the chapter is good. Graves was 
elected to Phi Lambda Upsilon, the honorary society of the 
chemical engineers. The prospects for next year are much 
brighter than they have been for some time. We lose only one 
man by graduation. We shall return next fall with twenty-one 

Henry Y. Offutt 

The reactionary period after the demobilization of the 
S.A.T.C. has left Gamma Gamma stronger than ever. Twelve 
new members were pledged in the February rushing season and 
nine of them have since become brothers. 

Beside several "hang together'' meetings at which the 
mothers were good enough to serve refreshments, the fraternity 
acted as host at an inter-fraternitv smoker and the annual din- 
ner dance. Frobe entertained all the brothers with a dinner 
and theater party. The chapter spent an evening in a fireside 
song fest at the country home of Gilkison. The inter fraternity 
athletic cup after two years in our possession was lost in the 


basket ball finals. This cup will again be contested for during 
the next week at which time the inter-fraternity baseball series 
will be played. We believe that our chances for winning are 
good. In a recent track meet Burns established a new local 
record in the high jump. Joseph A. Engelhardt, lieutenant 
marine aviation, has returned and will continue the school work 
for the rest of the year. A new honor point system for the de- 
termination of the man who has contributed most to the student 
well-being during his four years in school has been inaugurated 
this year. Although the awards have not been made Adolph 
Eeinhart is far in the lead and two other brothers are close con- 
testants for second place. 


William H. Whitaker 

Nine men were initiated on March 2. In the evening, the 
chapter gave a banquet for the initiates at which some thirty 
active men and alumni were present. Our dance given in Den- 
ver on April 7 for the alumni and rushees proved to be one 
of the biggest functions of the year. 

Members of Gamma Lambda entertained their parents and 
friends at the house on May 24, May Day. On May 30 and 31 
the entire chapter motored to Fort Collins to attend a spring 
party given by Sigma Delta, a local fraternity which is peti- 
tioning Alpha Tau Omega. Wyoming Gamma Psi was also 

Borden and Spencer were the only fraternity men in the 
University to make Phi Beta Kappa, a record which speaks for 
itself, and one we are proud of. 

Gamma Lambda is fortunate in having some of the biggest 
and liveliest men in college. Grigsby, president of the Boosters 
club, won out in the primary election for A.S.U.C. president, 
and is the more popular candidate in the final election May 14. 
Page, president of the Y.M.C.A., is to be the editor of next year's 
Coloradoan. Captain Murphy of the baseball team is in the 
race for commissioner which he will undoubtedly win. Murphy 
was also elected to Heart and Dagger, honorary senior society. 
Whitaker, who is a member of the Y.M.C.A. cabinet and assistanl 
editor of the Coloradoan, was elected to Torch and Shield, hon- 
orary sophomore society. Olinger is at the bead of the glee 
drib, and a member of* the dramatic club. Murphy and Bor- 
den are also very active members of the boosters club. In ath- 


letics we have men making good in every line of sport. Murphy 
leads the slugging varsity which is slated to win the Rocky 
Mountain championship. Eaton is showing up well in the mile, 
and has the makings of a fast man. Page, who was expected 
to win the tennis championship, is out of the race having been 
spiked in a baseball game. Next fall will see several Alpha Taus 
on the football squad. Although seven of our best men gradu- 
ate this June, next fall will find Gamma Lambda in the best of 
condition to uphold Alpha Tau Omega reputation in Colorado. 

William T. Clvne 

Gamma Mu will have by next fall completely recovered from 
the effects of the war, which drained the chapter of its older 
members. Jack O'Donnell, Carl Campbell, "Dutch" Wilhelmy, 
George Medill, and Brady Magers have recently been discharged 
from the army and are back in school. April 13, initiation was 
held for Norman 0. Moore and William T. Cline. At present, 
there are two pledges, Loran Fischer and Paul Rodgers. 

Alpha Tau is taking a leading part in school activities. 
Roy Bennett has been elected to the athletic board, while Phil 
Dodderidge and Frank Lenski have been elected to the Men's 
Student Council. In the inter-fraternity baseball league, we 
have won our first two games, and we have excellent chances 
of copping the pennant. May 3 we gave a rushee party and 
several new men were dated up for next year. May 10. the 
freshmen gave their annual banquet which was a wonderful 
reminder of the ' ' old days ' ' before the war. Among the alumni 
present at the dinner were Prof. George Hood, Dr. Coghill, C. B. 
Hosford, Col. H. 0. Burdick, Walter Zoellner, Frank Good- 
now, George Hanes, Walter Zimmerman, Earl Senor and Houk 
of the Missouri chapter. Keck and Childs who have just re- 
turned from overseas, also attended. 

M. L. Simpson 

Unlike most of the colleges in the Rocky Mountains, Wy- 
oming University is experiencing normal times, and the radical 
reaction of the post-war period has not shown itself here. The 
reason for this is that Wyoming University had a normal en- 
rollment after the S.A.T.C. days. There is a spirit of loyalty 
and cooperation among students and faculty, departments, and 
the Greek letter societies. In this spirit A.T.O. has undoubtedly 
shown the most progressive tendency and has sponsored the 
fraternity cooperative movement. 


On March 22, the ten pledges were initiated in the order 
named : Michael Wind, Paul Essert, Wilmer Stevens, Walter 
Jensen, William Fell, William Rhoades, Carl Simmons, Murray 
Klein, Lee Carroll, George Cline. Pledge Arthur Lauder was 
initiated April 15. In all probability Pledge Paul Peterson will 
be a brother at the end of the present school year. 

The pledges, according to the custom, conducted a most 
enjoyable smoker for the active chapter on March 8. A house 
party was given on April 6, and on April 19 the 3rd annual 
"Onion Party" took place. Pledge Peterson was elected Royal 
High Peeler of the Onion. After the Bermuda was properly di- 
vested of its outer covering, it was dedicated and eulogized in 
a very impressive ceremony. Saturday, April 26, A.T.O. enter- 
tained the S.A.E. chapter at a get-together smoker. On May 
7 an affair of similar nature, and with the same purpose in 
view, was extended Gamma Theta Chi, a local petitioning Sigma 
Nu. May 11 Gamma Psi was the host at a delightful waffle 
breakfast. The freshmen capably arranged and served the 

Aside from house parties and picnics Alpha Taus have 
demonstrated their ability to entertain in other capacities. Eight 
of the eleven men on the University deputation team which 
was sent under the auspices of the Y.M.C.A. to tour the state, 
were Taus. The purpose of the trip was to encourage and 
solicit support of our state institution. The University Comedy 
Four, composed entirely of A.T.O. 's, has been a big feature of 
the year, and their services are in demand throughout the state. 
These four men will probably appear on the Ridpath Chau- 
tauqua circuit this summer. Essert, Wind, Klein, and Heigert 
compose the quartet. In the R.O.T.C. there are four officer 
instructors and two cadet lieutenants. Brother Heigert won 
the individual competitive drill. In. baseball A.T.O. is tied for 
first place in the six team Uni. league. In a University team 
being organized it is apparent that five Taus will make the 
varsity. Four out of six men on this year's debating team were 
A.T.O. ? s. The affirmative team, all Taus, received the unan- 
imous decision of the judges over Colorado Aggies. Coolidge, 
Simpson, Kssert, Klein, are members of Delta Sigma Rho, hon- 
emry debating fraternity; Wind is president of the sophomore 
class; Simmons is president of the freshman class; Layman 
is captain of basket ball for next year-; Essert, Coolidge, Craw- 
ford and Simpson are members of the Y.M.C.A. Council of 


Gamma Lfimbda and Gamma Psi will motor "in toto" to 
the Sigma Delta dance at Fort Collins, Colo., May :50th. Sigma 


Delta is petitioning A.T.O. Sunday June 8 has been set aside 
for the 5th annual picnic of the chapter. 

The house we have occupied since the installation of our 
chapter in 1914, has been recently sold, and we are in a dilemma 
as regards the house for next year. A building campaign has. 
been inaugurated with some degree of success. H. R. Weston, 
local banker and booster for A.T.O., is endeavoring to raise the 
initial sum of $8,000. 

The chapter is running smoothly. Visits have been enjoyed 
from Sammons, recently returned from France where he served 
in the balloon corps. Greenbaum, class of '16, was recently 
appointed state food, oil, and dairy commissioner. His visits 
to the chapter are frequent. George Flagg and "Doe" Davis 
have also visited us. 

Brother Weaverling, Chief of Province III, spent two days 
with us and investigated conditions both in the fraternity and 
in the school. To quote from a letter recently received from 
him: "I have nothing but praise to offer for the splendid man- 
ner in which the chapter is doing its work botli in school and in 
the fraternity." 


A. N. Wood-head 

New York Alpha Omicron opened the spring term under 
most auspicious conditions, and the chapter has been very suc- 
cessful in all departments of work — both fraternal and collegi- 
ate. Although we lost several of our initiates with the disband- 
ing of the S.A.T.C., nine brothers who had been in service — 
namely, Nahle, Sheen, Dodds, and Martin of the senior class ; 
Donihu, Bird, Wilson, and Goldsmith of the juniors, and Tilling- 
hast of the sophomores, — came back to resume their collegiate 
work and bolster up the chapter. 

These men, together with those of us who had staid at the 
helm during the war, made up a strong chapter of thirty-five. 
Soon after the spring term began we initiated Hall and Winning, 
bringing our number up to thirty-seven, the largest number of 
any fraternity on the hill, and incidentally the most prominent 
in every line of activity. 

As usual, the A.T.O. 's have this year practically made up 
the athletic teams of the University. Guernsey again led the 
basketball team, with Donihu, captain-elect, Nahle, Bird, and 
Barker all holding down first string jobs. Whittlemore and Til- 


linghast, as subs, also played in some games. In baseball we 
have Captain Goldsmith, Glover, Reaman, Barker, Nahle, Plautz, 
and Tillinghast on the regular nine, while DeGraff, Studwell, 
and Stewart are doing duty with the scrubs. Our track artists 
are Howard, Bird, Donihu, and Caldwell. The last named, 
with Bird, can hum up the cinders in fine style, while Howard is 
a good distance runner. Donihu, in his first year out, annexed 
his letter in the hurdles. Turning to the journalistic field, we 
have Reaman editing the Hill News, with Harrington business 
manager, positions held till now by Dullen and Dunn, respect- 
ively. On the editorial staff of the Hill News are Fox, Mar- 
shall, associate editors, and Woodhead, while Denendorf and 
DeGraff help Harrington out on the business end. We a 7 so 
have a few thespians among our number. Reaman, Don, Wood- 
head, Plautz, Studwell, and DeGraff made parts on the early 
spring productions. Woodhead and DeGraff also landed roles 
in the Commencement play. 

On St. Patrick's night we held a delightful informal house 
party at the chapter house. Our annual ball, held after the 
Easter recess, was a record breaker for attendance. Over one 
hundred and sixty couples were present, the largest number ever 
assembled at a similar function on the Hill. Contrary to cus- 
tom, the Gym was undecorated, as the executive committee, in 
an eleventh hour decree, stated that they considered our decora- 
tions — which consisted of great masses of cedar — hazardous, 
and ordered them removed at once. The lack of decorations 
failed to diminish the enjoyment of the affair. Dunn was chair- 
man of the committee on arrangements. We are planning a 
formal house party for May 30. 

Four of the best men in the senior class of the local high 
school are wearing our pledge buttons, and we have lines out 
for two or three good out of town men. J. D. Goodenough, who 
was initiated last fall, has just received word that he passed the 
entrance exams for Annapolis, and will leave soon to enter the 
naval academy. Among the alumni we have been glad to see at 
the house this year at various times are: Major J. A. O'Brien, 
former head of the ordnance department of the A.E.F. ; Capt. 
A. C. Farlinger, of the British armv, Lt. M. J. (Cy) Whittemore, 
J. II. Dulha, A. J. Fields, R. G. Vilas, Ensign J. D. Griffin, D. 
W. Blake, II. 8. Sutton, T. W. Lynch, R. B. Loveless, R. P. 
Taylor, and ( '. W. Pawling. 

E. D. Anderson 

At the end of last semester, affairs did not have a very pros- 


perous outlook for the remainder of the year, but when we came 
back for the beginning of our spring semester we were pleased 
to find four of our old members back, just discharged from the 
service — Carey, Donovan, Conley, and Merrow, three having 
held commissions and the fourth recently returned from France. 
We have twenty-seven men in the house and only four men 
graduating this year, so the prospect for next year looks very 
good. We had a house party recently and it was a decided 
success in every way, although the first one of the year. Two 
men, K. Farr, and L. A. O'Rourke, have been elected members 
of the honorary chemistry fraternity, Alpha Chi Sigma. Every 
senior in the house is taking some active part in the Commence- 
ment exercises. In the coming baseball and track season, we 
feel confident that our house will be represented on the Teams. 
The biggest problem which we have had to meet this year 
has been to bring the house out of the slump brought on by 
conditions during the war. Even though we arc hardly back to 
per-war conditions, yet we feel justified in thinking that we 
have done a great deal toward construction and have made a 
good foundation for next year. The evidences are that Beta 
Upsilon will be bigger and better next year than ever before. 

S. E. Whitman 

The chapter now is much torn between the coming of junior 
week and the exams soon to follow. R. Rowe has been worrying 
himself more than usual over plans for the house party. The 
outlook seems to promise a fine time for all. We have had two 
dances at the house, to which a number of men from other frat- 
ernities were invited. Interfraternity baseball this year cost us 
our hard-earned trophy — the loss of men from last year was 
badly felt. Field day found Bishop and Butler working for 
the freshmen and Feldsine and Chalfin for the sophomores. Later 
Butler won the amateur New England championship in his class. 

Brother Faris who came from Yale and Western Reserve 
has recently affiliated with us. Done left school to work in 
Chillicothe, Ohio. Starck, who also left, will be back next year 
as will also Church. Sias is working with the New Hampshire 
state highway commission running a transit ; he expects to 
return to Tech. Morgan and Whitman while canoeing recently 
on the Charles were alarmed because a flying boat crashed 
almost on top of them. They hastened to the scene and inter- 
fered as much as possible with the rescue until they got wet and 
went home. One man was killed. Morgan and Whitman claim 
the water was unnecessarily cold. 


Our latest possession is a new Victrola for which the broth- 
ers are purchasing records at an alarming rate. 

Carroll B. French 

"Busy as bees" and "Happy as clams" signifies our con- 
dition and attitude at present. Gamma Beta's house is like a 
beehive, full to the eaves, and under our new administration 
(as under our old) we are getting excellent harmony and co- 
operation. Our new W. M., George S. Eveleth Jr. '20, who re- 
turned from aerial service in France in February, 1919, has 
dropped his bars only to jump into the harness of college and 
fraternity activities with a vim and vigor. He is assisted bv F. 
Earle Conn '20, W. C, Harold H. Porter '20, W. K. E., S. R. 
Cahoon, W. S., Frederick A. Gifford '20, W. U., Harold M. 
Turner '21, W. K. A., and Donald L. Marshall '20, W. Sentinel. 

Gamma Beta is well represented in college and class offices. 
We have the vice-president and marshall of the junior class, 
vice-president of the sophomore class and president and vice- 
president of the freshman class. Ralph Beattie is on Tower 
Cross, senior honorary society. Earle Conn and Sumner Cahoon 
are members of the junior honorary, and Sword and Shield has 
Earle Clark. Before being appointed to West Point, Melvin 
Grant was also one of the freshmen disciplinarians. We have 
two men elected to next year's Tower Cross, two to Sword and 
Shield and one to next year's Ivy. Ralph, Beattie has been 
honored with the election as tree orator in the class day exer- 
cises. He is also serving as a member of the class day committee. 
The junior day committee includes two of our brothers. In ath- 
letics we are strong this year. In track, Jason Bickford is man- 
ager and Roscoe Fritts, '22, Robert Blair, '20, Ernest Kresser, 
'21, Earle Clark, '21, Sumner Cahoon, '20, and Francis Robart, 
'22, are our varsity men. Baseball claims MacKenzie and Cogge- 
shaw, '22, (one of our two promising pledgemen). Crew has 
recently been boosted into the foreground at Tufts and three of 
our freshmen, Donald Grant, Gordon Donald, and Ray Elliott 
(pledgeman) have permanent seats in the boat. For football 
next year we have the captain and manager and three other 
varsity men. 

On i- social atmosphere has been exceedingly pleasant for 
tlir- short period that we have been back on an honest to goodness 
college hasis. We have held two house parties and our annual 
fraternity dance, all of which were gala affairs. Then too, 
Gamma Beta and Beta Gamma held a joint meeting and ball 
game, and it proved to be a happy reunion of the two chapters, 


establishing a stronger bond of fraternal brotherhood. Biggest 
of all, however, was our pcst-war reunion, held on May 9 and 10. 
Friday afternoon the alumni commenced to arrive on the Hill 
and then the fun began. Trips around the campus brought back 
many a pleasant picture of old times to the Grads and the active 
men heard stories of escapades that would make a present day 
freshman "hazing" seem like the carrying out of a funeral 
ceremony. Friday evening a fraternity meeting and smoker 
was held. Saturday afternoon a baseball game was played and 
even though the "old boys" showed plenty of old time pep 
the active chapter succeeded in "slipping one over" the alumni 
(and only one) and the score after ten innings stood 12-11. 

The big time came in the evening and those present splashed 
or swam through the mud to Jackson Gym and found awaiting 
them a truly festive board. So hungry were they that it was 
almost impossible to wait through the singing of a few college 
songs. After everyone was filled to the overflowing point we 
heard talks from several of the older brothers and alumni. 
Vannever Bush, '13, introduced Brother Wren, Dean of the 
School of Liberal Arts, as the first speaker of the evening. He 
was followed by Brother Porter, '17, just returned from France. 
who related his experience as a lieutenant of artillery. Brother 
Packard, Province Chief had an inspiring message for us. A 
fitting and impressive close to the reunion came when tribute 
was paid to the memory of four brothers of Gamma Beta who 
made the supreme sacrifice. Our prospect for success next year 
is very bright, especially as we lose only three brothers by grad- 

R. G. Ferguson 

Gamma Sigma will lose six seniors from the active chapter 
on June twenty-fifth : Carlson, Clarke, Foss, Haselton, Heffer- 
nan, R. "W., and Humphrey. They have been quite active in 
both fraternity affairs and affairs on the Hill. Three of them are 
Skull men, a senior honorary society which bids ten men each 
year; and one man is Tau Beta Pi. Two have been elected 
permanent class- officers, president and vice-president. As for 
other activities on the Hill, one can scarcely mention any that 
does not apply to some one of our seniors. They are an excel- 
lent group of men, and we have got to work hard to fill their 

Two of our members have recently left the school. Moss- 
berg, captain-elect of football, withdrew to start a new enterprise 
for his father. Duff has left to take up a position with his 
father, but expects to return next fall. We also expect to see 


many brothers discharged from service back with us at that 
time. Prof. J. B. Zinn (Gamma Omega), will instruct in chem- 
istry. With these men as a foundation we have a good start. 

In inter-fraternity athletics, we have always come near 
the top. In basketball, we finished second, and would have 
been on top only for a bit of hard luck. In track, we took third 
place. Haselton, a varsity man, scored most of our points. 
Our baseball team has shown up well so far, and we have yet to 
be defeated. 

The initiation banquet was held at the chapter house on 
March 8. The house was prettily decorated and "George," our 
chef, certainly did himself justice. Province Chief Packard 
gave us a short but interesting speech, and we also listened to 
talks from delegates of most of the province chapters. 

On the week-end of May second, Gamma Sigma held her 
annual house party. Twelve couples attended. The big attrac- 
tion was the junior prom Friday night. On Saturday a base- 
ball game and the sophomore-freshman rope pull proved of in- 
terest, while Saturday night we gave a theater party. Sunday 
our guests, together with Brother and Mrs. H. W. Sears, who 
chaperoned the party, left the house a very quiet place. 

Many of the alumni have dropped in to spend a few days 
with us. Cutler, a first lieutenant in the tank corps, has just 
returned from overseas. Moelter, a warrant machinist, came 
back for a few days. He is still full of the old time pep and cer- 
tainly did liven things up. Sergt. "Ed" Nary is back with some 
wonderful experiences from the front. He was in the engineers 
and saw plenty of action. Castle Moore was with us for a few 
days. His company has been decorated several times, and we 
guess "Cas" did more than his share. "Doc" Woodman of 
the 103rd infantry band was back and is the same old boy. We 
like to have our alumin back, and we wish that more would stay 
with us for a few days and enjoy "those good old days." 

Clyde W. Jlorton 

During the past few weeks Beta Zeta has had the pleasure 
of greeting and entertaining several fraternity brothers from 
tli' province and also outside its limits. It surely helps a great 
deal in developing a good fraternity spirit to have the brothers 
from tin- other chapters pay us a visit and have them tell about 
their experiences in college and in war work. These things all 
show what a, wonderful organization we have and make up in 
large measure For- the dormant period we have recently passed 


through. Plans are well under way now for our fraternity dance 
which is to take place on the evening of May 29. This comes 
during Junior Week, which is about the liveliest time during 
the whole year. 

Burns, '22, who has been playing a wonderful game with the 
Varsity nine, was injured during practice while on the Massa- 
chusetts-New York trip. It is expected that he will be back in 
the game within a couple of weeks. He had been . playing a 
consistent game in left field, was leading the team in batting 
and stealing bases just previous to the trip south. Greene, '21. 
is doing some good work for the dramatic society. Nelson, ex- '22. 
is visiting at the house, having just returned from a trip for 
the Agricultural Extension Department. Alpha Tau Omega de- 
feated Tau Epsilon Phi 9-1 in baseball May 8, our first game 
in the inter-fraternity baseball league. McGuire pitched a good 
game for Beta Zeta, while Greene was on the receiving end. 
Beta Zeta is well represented in the battalion and we are all 
the more proud of the organization for that reason. 

H. L. Adams 

New York Delta Gamma regrets that in the previous issue 
of the Palm no chapter letter appeared, but in spite of this over- 
sight A. T. 0. in Colgate has been a live institution. January 
2 marked the resumption in Colgate of her normal activities. 
The chapter at that time numbered fifteen men ; of this number 
two brothers have left college. The chapter lias since been 
augmented by the return of men who have been in the service 
or ergag-ed in Government work, until the enrollment is twenty- 
eight. Four new men have been initiated within the past two 
months and one man is pledged. In the various college activities, 
New York Delta Gamma is well represented. Kirchgassner, '21, 
was awarded his letter on the basketball court the past season. 
On the class basketball teams, three men represented A. T. 0. 
and won their class numerals. Lanz, Hodgkin, Davis, Jones and 
Kirchgassner held regular positions in the University musical 
clubs. The latter four w T ere included in a concert party which 
toured the middle west during the Easter recess, April 8 to 22. 
Mask and Triangle, Colgate's dramatic club, includes in its mem- 
bership four of our men, all of whom will appear in productions 
in the near future. Hodgkin, '19, is continuing his creditable 
work on the cross-country team and White and Shailer are 
working hard for positions on Colgate's track team. Adams, 
Hare and Jones are members of the editorial staff of the Colgate 
Maroon, the latter being the managing editor of the publication. 


Jones has also been elected to membership in Pi Delta Epsilon, 
honorary journalistic fraternity. Davis, '22, is president of his 
class, having been re-elected from his first semester. Seven men 
represent Delta Gamma chapter in Rod and Transit society, 
a Colgate engineering society, while three men are members 
of the chemical society. 

The chapter has achieved a number of improvements in 
its house, a new heating plant has been installed and the living 
rooms re-decorated. 

Of our men who were in the service, Wemple and Elsaser 
have just returned from overseas after serving eight months 
with the 27th Division at the Front. In addition to our regular 
meetings, frequent "tunks" have been held and we are now 
looking forward to our annual banquet, planned for an early 

Neil F. Leonard 

With a chapter of twenty-eight members, Maine Gamma 
Alpha is drawing near the end of the scholastic year in fine con- 
dition. Although affairs looked rather dark after the demo- 
bilization of the S.A.T.C, the upper classmen succeeded in 
keeping A.T.O. going — and she is still going — STRONG. 

The annual initiation banquet was held at the Elmwood 
Hotel February 22. Representatives from Beta Upsilon, Beta 
Gamma, and Delta Delta were present, as well as the following 
alumni: Tozier, '94; Thompson, '15; Knight, '14; Pottle, '18; 
Tozier, '17. Plans for the Maine Gamma Alpha Alumni Asso- 
ciation (which is now at its inception) were favorably discussed. 
In the interfraternity bowling league, Gamma Alpha succeeded 
in obtaining second place. The scholastic rank of the fratern- 
ities for the '17- '18 year was announced today: D.K.E. 1; 
A.T.O. 2; L.X.A. 2; P'.D.T. 3; D.U. 4; Zeta Psi 5. A.T.O. has 
the president and treasurer of the freshman class; the treasurer 
of the sophomore class; Junior Councilman on Student Council; 
two men on the Echo board ; three men on the baseball nine. 
Rev. Isaac Higginbotham, '11 ; John L. Dyer, '98; Samuel Clark 
Gates, '12; Ernesl C. Marriner, '13; Clarence B. Washburn, 
'14; Barvey Knight, '14; Raymond R. Thompson, '15; Thomas 
J. Reynolds, '14; Crawford A. Treat, '15; James E. McMahon, 
'If): Lewis L. Levine, 'Hi; Arthur E. Gregory, '16; Theodore 
N. Levine, "17; Donald W. Tozier, 17; Carroll B. Flanders, 

'17; and James B. Cordon, 'IS, have visited the chapter during 
the present year. 

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Marden, '21, was on the winning team in the Murray prize 
debate held May 26. Malone and Guthrie, '22, have both been 
selected to speak in the final freshman speaking contest. We 
had several honor men the first semester. "Cy" Howes, ex- '18, 
"Tom" Urie, ex- '20, "Moult 1 ' Pottle, ex- '20, Tyler, ex-'19, 
"Moose" Cook, ex- '21, and several others, all write that they 
will be back "within the fold" next fall. It should be the 
biggest year in our history. We already have several fresh- 
men in view ; our alumni are sending them in. The active 
chapter and alumni are beginning to understand each other; 
both are anxious that we obtain a house — and we're going to 
make a united effort to put it across next year. Gamma Alpha 
sent a delegate to the annual banquet of every chapter in 
Province IV — something we believe the other chapters will have 
to "go some" to beat. We believe that this is an ideal way for 
the chapters to thoroughly understand each other — and A.T.O. 
must work together. 


A. S. Cook- 
New Hampshire Delta Delta is getting along exceedingly 
well in spite of the difficulties under which we started the first 
of the year. We came out very well in the mid-year examinations 
and did not lose a single man. The scholarship of the fraternity 
is very good and we feel that every man is going to do his best 
in the final examinations and return to N. H. Delta Delta in 
the fall. 

Everybody came back after the mid-year vacation, and we 
started out with increased vigor in every respect in order to 
strengthen our chapter. We have improved the house consid- 
erably and have had an addition built to enlarge the sleeping 
quarters. We also have spent much time improving our grounds 
and we are proud to say that some of the faculty have com- 
mented on our house and grounds as being the best they have 
ever seen for a fraternity. 

We are well represented in athletics. In baseball we have 
three men on varsity: Anderson, Harris, and Lorden, and two 
are on the freshman team — Hurd and McKerley. In track, 
Felker, Leath, and Andrews are making names for themselves. 
In other activities we are also well represented as mentioned in 
the last letter. 

Several of the old men who have been in the service have 
visited us, among them were P. Batchelder, '18, R. Bean, '16, 
P. Torrey, '19, and "Sid" Wentworth, '17. All commented on 
cur good work and washed us the best of success. We are ex- 


pectin g some of the old men back in the fall, and these together 
with the active members should be able to convince the 1923 
class that A.T.O. is the best "outfit" going. 

We are to lose but two men at commencement, Hoffman 
and Wheeler. 



Jesse M. Cressman 

This has been a very busy year for the chapter since the 
college year was reduced to six months on account of the S.A.T.C. 
We however showed the pep of former years and won great 
success for ourselves in all chapter and college activities. Our 
prospects in track appear very promising. Much is expected of 
Kline, '21, in the hurdles. Edelman is also doing good work in 
the long distance. Beddow, '21, was elected assistant tennis 
manager. He and Miller, '21, have made the Tennis team. 
Many of our Brothers are in the Que and Quill Club. We are 
represented in the annual Commencement Week plays. 

With all our work we have found time for social affairs. 
During the year we held several smokers which were well at- 
tended by the alumni. The brothers enjoyed the enthusiasm 
shown by the alumni. 

In March we held two house parties. These gave the broth- 
ers a chance to bring their fair friends to the house. After 
the glee club concert in Allentown on April 29, the three upper 
classes held a party at the house. All are now looking forward 
to May 16, when the big event of the year will take place. This 
is the annual dance which will be held at the Lehigh Country 

Dean Seitz, '22, was recently initiated into the chapter. 

Lieut. Leroy Schupp, '10, led the first American troops 
across the Marne. He was seriously wounded in action, and 
has returned to the state. 


II < nry A. Bowme, Jr. 

March has proved to be a banner month for Perm Tau. 
Everything is going along in fine shape, and we are once again 
on our pre-war standard. We have on our chapter roll at the 
present time thirty-three brothers, having initiated sixteen new 
men this month. Our rushing season was a decided success 


and we were fortunate in getting Steigerwald, DelVecche, Gar- 
julo, Huntzinger, Fulton, Benbow, Barnhart, Korber, Shep- 
herd, Lange, Knodle, Defler, Hoff, VanderVeer, Kohl, Wilson. 

Steigerwald just finished the season with the basketball 
squad and is now out for the lacrosse team. Defler is out for 
lacrosse ; Kohl, Knodle and VanderVeer are rowing on the fresh- 
man crew; Huntzinger, Fulton, Lange, Barnhart and Korber 
are all holding down positions on the freshman baseball team 
and all of the other freshmen are either out for athletics or pub- 
lications. Practically all of the older members of the chapter 
are out for activities of some sort. Jones and Schroth are out 
for the Varsity crew> Benson is a member of the rifle team, Mc- 
Carty has just succeeded in carrying the basketball team through 
a successful season as manager and he is now busy editing the 
University daily and handling class affairs. Hobart is busy with 
class activities and Ramonot is just starting out for lacrosse 
after a successful season on the Varsity basketball team. 

Saturday, March 15, the chapter held an informal dance 
at the house and it was a success. We are planning to hold 
another one in the near, future. Plans are already under way 
for our banquet which we will probably hold early in May. We 
hope to make it the biggest and best ever. 

Walton, who served during the war as lieutenant in the 
navy, has returned to school during the past month. Shivery 
is back with us again after a year's service abroad in the marine 
flying corps. Letters have been received from a number of the 
older brothers and indications are that most of them will be 
back here next year. 

J. H. Mumper 

Although greatly decreased in numbers, Alpha Upsilon has 
held her pace in school events and is finishing strong. As with 
all other chapters this year has been a hard one, with the inter- 
ference of the S.A.T.C., the confusion and uncertainty at the 
demobilization of the S.A.T.C., and the necessity on the part of 
most students to do a year's work in a little over half the year. 
It has meant a hard fight for all fraternity chapters here. 

Almost every Saturday night during the last two months 
the Victrola has been in evidence and some very good times have 
been had with the ' ' Vic ' ' and a bit of ' ' eats. ' ' A short time ago 
the chapter was visited by "Bill" Mahaine, former Gettysburg 
athlete, and lately returned from France where he saw service 
with the A.E.F. as an aviator. "Bill" had many interesting 
experiences. In athletics Brennaman represents us on the base- 


ball squad, while Davis and Mahaffie are carrying off honors in 
track, Davis as sprinter and broad jumper and Mahaffie as 
hurdler. Baker and Keif have just returned after a trip with 
the musical clubs. 

We are all looking forward with eagerness to the events of 
commencement week. Our closing dance will be held on the 
night of June 7 and our chapter banquet on the night before 
commencement, June 10. We have received many letters from 
alumni of the chapter who expect to be with us. 


II. 0. Waltz 

N. C. Xi began the second semester of the college year with 
only one brother, R. W. Bradshaw, '19, to take up the work for 
the year. Bradshaw was a member of the Trinity College 
S.A.T.C. unit last fall. The chapter was greatly augmented by 
the following brothers who after being discharged from the ser- 
vice returned to college : Lieut. M. A. Braswell, Inf. ; Corporal 
Frank M. Page, U. S. Marine Corps; Lieut. J. H. Harrison, Inf. ; 
Cadet T. A. Stokes, aviation. Despite the depletion of the chap- 
ter's membership A.T.O. went into the fight for freshmen and em- 
erged from the fray with four worthy freshmen and one sopho- 
more. Lieut. H. 0. Woltz, '21, Mount Airy, N. C. ; T. J. Kearns, 
High Point, N. C, and S. J. Nicholson, Littleton, N. C, were initi- 
ated on our regular initiation day. We still have two pledges : 
C. F. Perkins, and W. J. Massey, whom we expect to initiate at 
an early date. We have been well represented in athletics. Page 
was center on the varsity basketball team and is now pitching 
for the baseball team. Woltz and Massey are members of the 
baseball squad, and the Harrison twins are both letter men on 
the track team. Bradshaw has the honor of being president of 
the senior class, editor of the college annual, a member of the 
"9009," a. local honor society, the " Tombs," also a local so- 
ciety, and the "Bed Friars," a secret order of the senior class. 
AI. A. Braswell is associate editor of the Chronicle, the college 
newspaper; assistant manager of the track team; secretary of 
the Greater Trinity club, a member of the Sigma Upsilon, a 
national literary society, and also a member of the "Tombs." 
.). II. and B. T. Harrison are both members of the "Tombs," 
and secretary and vice-president respectively, of the Y.M.C.A. 

Our latest pledge, W. J. Massey, is president of his class. In 

the recently organized B.O.T.C., M. A. Braswell is cadet cap 

tain, and II. 0. Woltz is first lieutenant. 


J. H. Ruff, ex- '17, capt. inf., returned to college some weeks 
ago to receive his degree with the class of 1919. Ruff saw active 
duty in France with the famous Red Hand Division, and was 
awarded the croix de guerre for bravery in action. He was 
prominent in college activities during his days in college, and 
the chapter feels proud in welcoming him back. 

We have been planning great things socially. Plans are 
going forward to promote a two-week house party at the end 
of the college year. The chapter gave a house party some years 
ago similar to this which is still talked of as the greatest social 
event the chapter has ever given, and we are expecting great 
things of this one. We have received frequent visits from the 
alumni and particularly from those who have recently been 
discharged from the service. 

Edmund D. Campbell 

The close of the session finds Virginia Beta in a stronger 
condition, socially, scholastically, and financially than has been 
the case for several years. The chapter feels very deeply the 
death of Lat Frazier Newberry of Huntington, W. Va., who 
left college last April because of illness. This leaves eleven 
active members, all of whom are taking a live part in the cam- 
pus activities at Washington and Lee. Practically every eligible 
man is a member of the cotillion club and one of the sophomore 
ribbon societies; four belong to the junior soeial club, two are 
members of the Sigma senior society, while two belong to the 
legal fraternity of Phi Delta. Phi. Paxton and Campbell, fifth 
year men, are members of the honor societies of Phi Beta Kappa 
and Omicron Delta Kappa. Brother Jones is president of this 
year's student body, while Raines has just been elected vice- 
president of the athletic council for next session. The Gen- 
eral's baseball team which completed a successful season with 
the loss of only one game contained two A.T.O.'s, Captain Jones 
and Raines. 

The new fraternity house which Virginia Beta occupies 
under a three year lease is proving most satisfactory and a great 
help to fraternit t y life in general. By the aid of generous sub- 
scriptions from alumni of the chapter this house has been com- 
pletely furnished within the last six months. At the present 
time w T e have no outstanding financial obligations and money in 
the bank. As the reporter of North Carolina Alpha Delta 
quoted, "nuff said." The chapter was honored in April by a 
visit from the worthy grand chief, Thomas Arkle Clark. A 
large number of old Virginia Beta men are expected back for 


finals. Wadsworth, '17, Woodruff, '17, and Stewart, '18, are 
certain to be on hand. At the present time Virginia Beta's 
prospects for next year are unusually bright. 

W. E. Martin 

This year Beta Xi initiated four men ; W: C. Satterthwaite 
of Waynesville, N. C, and T. S. Burgess, of Summerville, S. C, 
on Dec. 21 ; J. C. Simmonds, Jr., of Charleston, S. C, and H. P. 
Moore of Summerville, S. C, on March 1. However as Rodgers, 
Rhett, and Saterthwaite did not return after the Christmas holi- 
days, the chapter now consists of five members, and very prob- 
ably will not be further increased as the student body has been 
thoroughly combed. 

Extremely adverse conditions at the college this year made 
basketball and baseball impracticable, and hence Beta Xi did not 
have her usual number of block letters. However in the annual 
cross-country race Maybank, the best college runner, crossed the 
tape second. In the relay race Maybank ran the first mile and 
gave the college a good lead. Martin also ran ; Moore was pre- 
vented from running by pneumonia. 

At recent elections Moore was chosen chairman of the 
Y.M.C.A. Blueridge committee, Martin . vice-president of the 
athletic association and Maybank secretary. Martin was also 
chosen chairman of the annual ball committee. 

Recently the chapter was greatly honored by a visit from 
Worthy Grand Chief Clark. During his short stay the Thirtieth 
Anniversary Banquet was given by the chapter and alumni. The 
interest taken in this event and in meeting Brother Clark was 
shown by an attendance of nearly twenty-five percent of the 
total initiates since the founding of the chapter in 1899. 


Henry C. Wagner 

Truly, 'tis darkest just before the dawn. A short time ago 
everything was dark and gloomy for Alpha Nu but now there 
is a rosy hue to everything for lis. The men are coming back 
from tdf army in goodly numbers so it will not be long before 
we can enjoy life anew. Nyeamp, Ellis, Lieut. Bowmann and 
Mcintosh and Francis Brennan, '21, have returned from over- 


seas and have visited the house several times. Letters are re- 
ceived frequently from Graham and McCaskey, who express a 
strong desire to return to school. John Thorpe has already left 
France and is on his way home. Ross Andler is attending the 
Khaki College at the University of Paris in France. Capt. Perry 
King has been discharged and has returned home. He was a 
member of the medical corps. A. C. Eldridge has lately been 
elected to the state board of education and takes up his duties 
in that line immediately. The degree of Doctor of Divinity will 
be conferred upon Wm. Benj. West, by Mt. Union college at 
commencement time. He is now the pastor of the Ocean Park 
church of Brooklyn, N. Y. Alpha Nu entertained their lady 
friends and alumni at their Annual Banquet on the 21st of Feb- 
ruary at the Lexington Hotel in Alliance, 0. A very enjoyable 
time was had by all. John A. Lichty of Pittsburgh was present 
and gave a very rousing talk for Alpha Tau Omega. 

In basketball Alpha Nu had two letter men, Wagner and 
McBride. McBride was picked by many critics as an all-state 

On March 2 we initiated sixteen pledges. Province Chief 
Bott was present at the initiation. We have lately pledged 
three new men. Karl A. Muir, Carl Ramsey, and Harold Potter. 
J. Max Litchy has been elected to Psi Kappa Omega, honorary 
scientific fraternity. In a play given by the college dramatic 
club entitled "One of the Eight," Kunkel and Allott had two of 
the most dramatic roles. Alpha Nu also won the annual stunt 
night banner by giving a farce comedy ' ' Dry them there tears, ' ' 
written and directed by E. J. Kunkel who received much praise 
for his work. The banner is awarded by a vote of the audience 
and Alpha Nu more than doubled the vote of her nearest com- 

Again Alpha Nu is getting enthused with the idea of getting 
a new house. The plans are finished, the contract has been let, 
and work has been started. The boys are doing all they can to 
help the proposition along. Much credit is due to the local 
alumni, whose tireless efforts have made it possible for the be- 
ginning of the only real fraternity house at Mt. Union. 

On the evening of Tuesday May 6 in honor of breaking 
ground the boys entertained the girls of the dormitory with a 
marshmallow toast and weiner roast. It was the first affair of 
its kind at Mount and the girls certainly enjoyed the occasion. 
Alpha Nu is planning a big roundup at commencement time, to 
get the active chapter and all of the alumni together again, after 
being separated by the war. 


Herbert T. McAuley 

Ohio Alpha Psi is about to close a most successful year. The 
hard work and deep interest shown by all the members during 
the past semester could result in nothing less than great success. 
During the month of April, a smoker helped to renew the inter- 
est of many of our returning alumni. Among the alumni pres- 
ent were Ensign R. M. Kuhns, Howard Dunkle, Ralph Patterson, 
George Waite, Robert Turner, Robert Tittle, Dr. Phillips, J. B. 
McGrew, Judge Golden Davis, Elton Ketch, Herman Fults, 
Earl Crist and "Ted" Schaffer. 

On May 1 the semester dance was given at the chapter house. 
The house was beautifully decorated and many alumni were 
present. On May 9 and 10 the chapter entertained with a ban- 
quet and speeches by Lawyer J. B. McGrew and Dean C. G. 
Schatzer, and many parents came from all over the state, and 
the event proved a most successful enterprise. 

Alpha Tau has two men on varsity baseball — catcher 
"Dirty" Wentz and 3rd baseman "Stan" Netts. Alpha Tau 
stands in the lead so far in the interfratemity baseball league 
with excellent chances to hold it. Eugene L. T. Ness will leave 
us this June, having finished a four year course in Arts and 
Science. From present indications seventeen out of the eighteen 
active men now in the chapter will return next fall and we will 
be able to start out next year with a good membership. 

J. J. Joseph 

As the end of the college year draws near, Ohio Beta Eta 
finds herself on the up-grade in every respect. The present out- 
look is very promising. Since the beginning of the second sem- 
ester, several of the older men have returned from the service. 
The latest "war dogs" to return were Leo Wilson, "Phil" 
Benner, and "Noisy" Spaulding. We are' also glad to have 
Uavry D. Brown, '12, with us again. He was a first lieut. in the 
aviation corps. Brown lias recently been associated with the 
Blair furniture CO., and will make his home in Delaware. 

Beta Eta is in the midst of a promising house campaign. 
Personal letters were sent to all the alumni, followed by a chap- 
ter Letter, and plans are now being made for a big alumni ban- 
quet on commencement nighl at which time it is hoped to reach 
Some definite conclusion concerning a new chapter house. 


"We were visited recently by Brother "Shooey' Shumaker 
who lately returned from France, where he served for nineteen 
months with the Cleveland Lakeside Hospital Unit. If present 
prospects materialize, Beta Eta will stand as in days of yore 
next year, because we already are assured of a return of fifteen 
old men. With fifteen old men at the outset of the school year, 
it will be an easy matter to pledge the cream of the campus. 

C. H. Sprague 

At the 28th annual Conclave given by Beta Omega for the 
chapters of Province VII, there was much enthusiasm and spirit 
displayed. The formal business meeting which was held at 
the Deshler Hotel was presided over by our Province Chief 
Frank R. Bott. A formal dance was given Friday night, while 
Saturday evening seventy-five alumni and active men attended 
the banquet. 

During the second semester we have been accomplishing 
things, as w r e have a chapter of thirty men and one pledge, the 
other freshmen having been initiated two weeks after they were 
pledged. Many improvements have been added to the house, 
including redecoration of the exterior and the complete refurn- 
ishing and papering of one room. We aim to' buy new mission 
furniture and to repaper at least two rooms every semester. 
Our record speaks for our standing in activities. Weltner is 
captain of the basketball team, president of Varsity "0," and 
a member of Phi Delta Kappa ; Palmer is associate editor of the 
Lantern, senior class orator, and a member of Sigma Delta Chi ; 
Palmer and Weltner are also members of Sphinx, senior honor- 
ary ; Sevier, Worthy Master, is on the senior social committee ; 
Sprague is business manager of the Agricultural Student, pres- 
ident of the Saddle and Sirloin club, manager of the annual 
Ohio State horse show, and was elected to Alpha Zeta ; Hartford 
is president of the Y.M.C.A. ; Tubbs, Hartford, Palmer and 
Shaw were elected to Student Council; Ward and Weltner are 
on the baseball squad; Smith, Shaw and Hartford belong to 
Strollers (dramatic) ; Smith is also vice-president of the Pan 
Hellenic ; Tubbs and Hubler were recently elected to Bucket and 
Dipper (honorary junior) ; Shrider is a member of the glee 
club; and Miller is president of the freshman class. Among 
the brothers who have recently visited us have been Ensign 
Weigand, Smith, Armstrong, and McDonald, also Lt. Strong, 
Paul Edwards, Gary Hostetler, and Ronald Waugh. 


Joe H. McMullen 

Although hit harder by the war than any other fraternity at 
Western Reserve, Ohio Gamma Kappa is getting back on its feet 
again. Several of the old men now out of service will return in 
the fall and there is no reason why the chapter should not resume 
its pre-war standing. 

When it is considered that one time during the past year 
all but two men were in the service Gamma Kappa is proud of 
the record for the year. McCaslin was on the musical clubs, a 
member of the inter-fraternity banquet committee, member of 
the Soph hop committee, and a member of the Corpse and Coffin 
Club ; McGinnis served as vice-president of the freshman class ; 
Emery has been elected treasurer of the sophomore class ; Wolfe 
received his letter in baseball ; Percy is president of L 'esprit de 
la Guerre, an organization of men who have seen service ; Wal- 
lace qualified for the dramatic club ; and McMullen was Manag- 
ing Editor of the Reserve Weekly, won his honor key, and made 
Sigma Delta Chi. 

Two enjoyable house dances were given, and over sixty of 
the alumni attended each of the two smokers given in the last 
half of the year. The house is to be kept open all summer, and 
any brothers visiting Cleveland is urged to make use of it. All 
of the men will be back next year excepting Percy, who will 
return to the navy, and McMullen who is going to Columbia. 
McCaslin has been elected Worthy Master. 


John B. Tatiim 

The spring term found Beta Tau with eight members and 
six pledges, none of whom failed on winter term exams. Bryan 
Davis has returned from the Navy and James W. Van Dyke and 
W. S. Cocke, Jr., have been pledged. The following goats were 
in it tated March 25 : Joe C. Davis, John Brown Davis, W. Bryan 
Davis, A. Raymond Dixon, Wynne Q. Maer, and James W. Van 
Dyke. At present there are two pledges, W. S. Cocke, jr., and 
James Bodge. Three men who have been with the colors will 
return oexJ year: Burks, Arbuckle, and Bandy; and probably 
Bowden. In student activities, we are well represented, con- 
sidering the small number of upper classmen. Maer is manager 
of baseball, and Varsity catcher; Joe 0. Davis is playing center 
field and [rby II. Kaufman is substitute outfielder. In the 


Nestor Club,' a junior and senior literary organization, Charles 
K. Koffman is president, John B. Tatum, vice president, and 
Joe C. Davis, secretary. Charles K. Koffman is a contestant for 
the Strickland Medal, Roy Hall is University yell leader and 
first sergeant in R.O.T.C. Charles K. Koffman is cadet first 
lieutenant of the R.O.T.C, the highest cadet rank. Our annual 
banquet was held at the Southern Hotel April 23, with an at- 
tendance of thirty-five. Jo S. Gest, '12, was toastmaster and Dr. 
George M. Savage, an Alpha Tau for fifty years, delivered the 
principal address. 

An Agricultural and a Law department will be opened in 
September which will insure a much larger freshman class than 
heretofore. Another financial campaign will be waged in July 
which it is confidently expected will materially increase the 
endowment. When school opens in September, we expect to 
return twelve active and two pledges ready for the rushing 
season. A new faculty rule forbids the initiation of freshmen 
until one term's work has been successfully passed. We have 
been visited recently by H. G. Arnold, Hanson Lusk, and Joe 
Russell of Beta Tau, and Guy Powers and Julian Jones of Ten- 
nessee Pi. 

Frank B. Barber 

The end of a trying school year finds the Vanderbilt chap- 
ter in a most satisfactory condition. Owing to the S.A.T.C. 
and also to the fact that all members not subject to it had en- 
listed we had no house before Christmas. However with the 
beginning of the second term interest in things fraternal began 
to pick up. The old men began to flock back as fast as they were 
discharged, and the personnel of this year's freshman class 
has proven excellent. Taking everything into consideration 
prospects were never more promising. The brothers indivi- 
dually and collectively have shown splendid activity along prac- 
tically every phase of university life. The Founders medal for 
oratory has just been won by Thompson. Berryhill is the most 
likely candidate for the cup to be given to the best all round 
athlete. A.T.O.'s compose practically forty percent of the let- 
ter men on the various athletic teams. 

We have had the pleasure of welcoming back recently many 
of the brothers who have seen active service, either in Europe 
or in the camps. Ford, for meritorious service, was awarded the 
croix de guerre. Our financial status was never better. The 
chapter at present contains thirty-five members and two pledges. 
We are now in a rented house. However, there is a movement on 


foot to remove all fraternity houses to the university campus. 
The faculty in encouragement of this movement has extended to 
each fraternity a lot and half the sum necessary for the construc- 
tion of a house. We are among the very first to take advantage 
of this offer. Our house fund drive is well under way with 
three-fourths of the necessary amount already pledged. Pres- 
ent members and alumni have been very liberal in their re- 
sponses to appeals for contributions and it is reasonably certain 
that we will be in our own home by the time the fall term begins. 


Edwin W. Bowe 

Tennessee Pi has fully recovered from the hardships and 
seeming disaster that brought about the war, and is now taking 
part in the life and activities of the University. During the 
second term we initiated four pledges, J. W. Kirkpatrick, W. B. 
Roberts, M. L. Herring, and H. K. Tranell, Jr. Two men who 
were pledged in 1917 but who entered the service before they 
were initiated have returned from France and they will be with 
us next year. Lieut. H. M. Richardson is back, wearing the croix 
de guerre, after service overseas for over a year. 

Our financial condition is better than has ever been previ- 
ously recorded. We have a surplus in the treasury which will 
be of great help in starting the chapter off right next fall. In 
the activities of the University we are represented by H. G. 
Webb and A. H. Withers in the U. T. quartet and also in the 
Dramatic club, and by S. Y. Wilson, Jr., as manager of the 
U. T. Circus, which is an annual affair. Dietzen, Hasken, and 
Smith have done good work on the baseball team. On April 2 the 
chapter entertained friends and alumni with an informal dance at 
the Cherokee country club. Since then we have had several meet- 
ings of alumni at the house, in order to bind them together in 
closer ties of friendship and brotherhood. To further this purpose 
members of the Alumni and active chapter met at Whittle 
Springs Hotel on May 17 for the annual banquet. Of the 
fifty men who were in the service it was thought for a while that 
no one was killed, but with deep regret we confirmed the report 
of the death of Benjamin Hinkle. llinkle was seen by another 
one of the brothers, who was then in Prance, on November nine. 
He had been wounded but having recovered to a certain degree 
was trying to gel bacls to liis; regiment on the front. On the 
morning of the eleventh just, a few hours before the cessation 
of hostilities, Brother Hinkle made the supreme sacrifice. 




Grant White Corby 

As the summer vacation draws near, Beta Psi looks back 
upon an academic year different from any in the past. During 
the second quarter we were busy adjusting ourselves once again 
to normal conditions, after the advent of the S.A.T.C. In Feb- 
ruary we initiated two men, Grant White Corby, of Los Angeles, 
and George Henry Whitney of Stockton. Informal rushing has 
been carried on throughout the quarter. Two men left last 
quarter, but will return next year. Cliff Swarts, '18, returned 
to the campus after serving one year in France with the A.E.F. 
Beta Psi were guests at Gamma Iota of the University of Cal- 
ifornia at Oakland during the recent crew races between Stan- 
ford, California and Washington. Next year promises to be an 
excellent one because of the prospects we have in view and 
the return of the University to normal once again. 


Alfred S. Chapman, Jr. 

California Gamma Iota nears the close of the spring sem- 
ester after having had a very successful reorganization, if it 
may be called such, though we are minus our house until the 
expiration of the present lease on it, in June. With the typical 
boarding house quarters we have been able to keep ourselves 
together and carry on a rushing season with material results, 
but obviously under adverse conditions. We have twenty-eight 
active men in the chapter, of whom fifteen are newly initiated 

The chapter has been very well represented in college activ- 
ities. Geoppert has won his 'C in track and has been initiated 
into Winged Helmet, the junior honorary society. Gerard, and 
Mejia have been consistent workers in track while Lyons has 
been out for crew. George Tenny is managing editor of the 
Daily Calif or nian while Rineheart is managing editor of the 
Pelican, the comic publication of the campus. Tenny and Grady 
have been elected to English Club, the literary honor society. 
Horstman was a strong contender for the varsity basketball 
team and Norris has been a hard worker for varsity tennis. 
Ingram won his circle * C ' in boxing. Chapman has been elected 
to Phi Delta Phi, legal professional fraternity and most of the 
men in the chapter have been represented in various committees 
in student activities. 

With several men already pledged and due to enter college 

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next semester and a number of old men returning the chapter 
will again be on its pre-war footing". 


Everett Radelet 

Oregon Alpha Sigma opened its doors for the third quarter 
on the 29th of March, with 22 men. Three men from the second 
quarter did not return, namely Julian Marshall who graduated, 
Heinie Wagner and Henry Fish, who decided to wait until next 
fall. Two new men were pledged — Olover Buxton who had a 
year's service on the cruiser San Diego before she was sunk, and 
Hal West a sergeant in the machine gun company of the 3rd 
Oregon, who also had a year's service overseas. Initiation cere- 
monies were held on April 28 for Albert Murry, Sam Strohecker, 
Berkley Davis, Donald Conklin, Donald Campbell, Harold 
Larkin, Robert Pemberton, Ewald Edison, Clarence Lachele, 
Tom McCain, Lester Smith, and Enos Shade. Following the 
initiation the annual banquet was held in the chapter house. 

In student activities we are ably represented with the soph- 
omore, junior and senior class presidents for the past year, and 
three men are on the ballot for the coming student body election. 
Otto Cantrall, president of this year's junior class, was elected 
to Sigma Tau, the national honorary engineering fraternity and 
the Forum, the upper class honorary society of the school. We 
have two men belonging to Alpha Zeta the agricultural fratern- 
ity, two varsity "0" wearers. Four men in the Mask and 
Dagger the dramatic society of the school, Erwin Haberer starred 
in two skits at the junior vaudeville held last week. We also 
have men in school band, cadet officers in the R.O.T.C. regiment, 
and other activities. In athletics we have Charlie Russell throw- 
ing the javelin and Radcliff running the hurdles on the varsity 
track team. Jack Shade pitching ball for the freshmen nine. 
Berk Davis and Tom McCain on the freshman track team. 
In interfraternity basketball we took second place and third 
place in the interfraternity track meet. Julian Marshall, our 
only graduate this year, finished last March with first honors in 
the mining school. He is now employed in a mine in Idaho. Four 
other men who should have graduated this year failed to do so on 
account of being in the service but will finish next year. 

Chester K. Adams 

Oregon Gamma Phi is rapidly getting back on the old pre- 
war basis after the temporary eheek due to the S.A.T.C., and 


expects to wind up the year in good shape. We are already 
making definite plans for next fall, and expect to start things 
off with a bang. 

At present the house is taking a very active part in Uni- 
versity activities, even though we are few in numbers. "Chuck" 
Huggins, Dick Lyans, and George Hopkins are on the glee club, 
and did much to make it a success this year. "Skinny" Har- 
greaves, who returned about a month ago from transport duty 
in the navy, is out for track, and is considered one of the main- 
stays in that sport, Morris Morgan and -Jim Whitaker are in 
the University band and orchestra. "Fat" Hempy is on the 
freshman baseball team and is cavorting around the outfield in 
fine style. Morris Morgan and "Doc" Brosius are members 
of Alpha Kappa Psi. "Doc" is also taking part in the senior 
play, and is student major of the R.O.T.C. 

We have received a number of letters from the old men now 
in the service, stating their intention of returning to college, 
so with the new men we have lined up we expect a bigger and 
better A.T.O. at Oregon next fall. 


E. H. Hmton, Jr. 

This letter finds Alabama Alpha Epsilon, in spite of the 
untoward conditions fraternities were forced to undergo, fin- 
ishing a very successful year. Everybody is on his toes for the 
final stretch to commencement and intend to make that event 
the most brilliant occasion of the year. We lose only one man this 
year by graduation, out of a chapter numbering twenty mem- 
bers, and with the prospect of practically all the undergradu- 
ates returning, we should be able to pledge our usual quota from 
the class of 1923. Initiation of freshmen next year, however, 
will be governed by regulations formulated by the Pan-Hellenic 
Council. Everybody has the "new house" bee at present and 
if our enthusiasm is contagious enough to be caught by the 
alumni our hopes should not be long in materializing. 

The results of the second term examinations were not very 
encouraging from the standpoint of grades, but all are keeping 
their noses on the grindstone right now with the firm intention 
of showing a decided improvement on final exams. 

Since the last letter we have initiated C. L. Young, J. W. 
Vaiden and W. H. Hooper. For the third consecutive year we 
have won the Pan-Hellenic tennis championship in doubles, and 


by so doing win permanent possession of the handsome loving 
cup given by the Pan-Hellenic association. We were represented 
this year by W. J. Samford and Hinton. Though the Pan- 
Hellenic baseball league has not reached its close, Alpha Tau has 
won one game and stands an excellent chance of winning the 
pennant. In baseball this year we were represented by Hooper 
and Haas on the scrubs, and Coleman is manager of the fresh- 
man team. Herndon and W. J. Samford were members of the 
freshman and junior class basketball quintets, respectively. We 
have enjoyed recent visits from several of the alumni and urge 
them to come more frequently. 

Geo. L. Reynolds 

Birmingham-Southern is about to close the first year of its 
existence, which has been more successful in almost every re- 
spect than many of its most ardent supporters had hoped for. 
Beta Beta, too, has passed through this critical year with the 
best of results. We lose three seniors by graduation, but with- 
out exception the other members will be back next year. We 
already have two pledges and are considering a number of others 
who will probably be back. 

On the commencement program we have Howard and Baty 
in the junior oratorical contest, Reynolds is salutatorian and on 
Challenge debate. We are represented in athletics by Shores in 
baseball, Baty in track and Byars and Reynolds in tennis. At 
a recent inspection of the R.O.T.C. unit here Baty was appointed 
first lieutenant of the company, and Reynolds second lieutenant. 
Howard and Byars were recently elected managers of the Gold 
and Black, the college paper, with Baty on the editorial staff. 

E. F. Sterner 

With examinations only two weeks off all the men, have 
settled down to hard work, to try and uphold our good scholastic 
record of last year. Soon wo are to have the last meeting of the 
year, dedicated to our departing seniors, Thornbury, Morgan, 
Steincr, and Bass. It is with much regret that we are to lose 
these four men for they are among the best that we have turned 
out in a long time. 

The outlook is bright for a prosperous chapter next year. 
Sixteen of this year's chapter expect to return and besides these 
J. M. Shackleford, O'Connor, Stowers, Plank, Tucker, Sloss, and 

Schoolar, of last, year's bunch hope to come hack. Also two 

pledges, Cecil Creen, of Anniston, and Norman Gayle of Mont- 


gomery. At the recent conclave of Province Ten we made a fine 
showing. Our financial system was pronounced the best and 
recommended to the other chapters by Province Chief Fithian. 
We were fortunate enough to secure the next meeting to be held 
here in Tuscaloosa. Recently the annual "A" day celebration 
was held at the University. The entire day was given over to 
athletics and the night to dancing. We had as our visitors R. M. 
Hall, '17, and B. F. Wilson, '17, and "Bones" Hooper of the 
Alpha Epsilon chapter. We also received a visit recently from 
C. S. Whittlesy, '16, just returned from France, where he served 
as captain in the coast artillery. In accord with the general 
movement to promote closer relations between the alumni and 
their chapter we have edited the second edition of our annual, 
The Chapter Cackle. Every alumnus of our chapter, all the 
grand officers and all the chapters were sent a copy. By this 
method we tell the alumni of our doings and urge them to co- 
operate with us, to drop in every now and then and to tell us 
of all good prospects coming to school here. 

During the S.A.T.C. the government used our home as a 
hospital. We have just received a check from them covering 
the rent for these months and also the damage done. With this 
we were able to pay off all our outstanding debts and also to 
reserve a good sum to start the new year on. 


Altras E. Jackson 

As the final term of this scholastic year draws to a close, 
conditions more nearly approximating the normal have returned. 
Several of our brothers who have been in France have been 
pleasant visitors and have signified their intention of being in 
school in the fall. Among this number is Edmondson who has 
been with the Mayo Hospital Unit, Barnes of the 133rd Field 
Artillery, and Cooper of the U.S.N.R.F. 

Taking into consideration the many abnormal conditions 
which have arisen from the war, Texas Delta Epsilon feels that 
a most acceptable record has been made in her first year of 
existence. A resume of the closing year shows that eight athletic 
letters have been awarded to our chapter and that the follow- 
ing positions in student activities have been in possession of our 
men : captain, football ; manager, basket ball ; captain, baseball ; 
president, sopohomore class, winter term ; president, senior elass, 
spring term ; vice-president, senior class, fall term ; assistant 
manager of annual ; two men on the glee club and two men in 
the dramatic club. McKnight has just come into permanent pos- 
session of a silver loving cup for the best all-round athlete in the 


school, having won it for three consecutive years. In addition to 
the above student honors, we have made a most acceptable schol- 
astic record and' hold a good social standing among the student 

Next year with the return of fifteen of our present chapter 
and with McKnight as captain of the 1920 basketball team and 
Foree manager of the 1919 football team, Texas Delta Epsilon is 
determined to do things. 

Our building plan is slowly assuming more the form of a 
reality. Active and alumni members alike are manifesting inter- 
est in the project and if our plans materialize Texas Delta Ep- 
silon will be the proud owner of a chapter house ready for occu- 
pancy in the early fall. To strengthen the bonds between the 
alumni and active members in furtherance of our building plan, 
in commemoration of our returning heroes, in celebration of the 
establishment of our chapter, and finally in order to partake of 
the pleasures of a normal college boy, a homecoming is to be held 
at Lake Worthy, Texas, on June 10 to 15 inclusive and would 
be pleased to have any of the brothers call on us. 


W. Martin Lathrop 

This year Beta Epsilon loses two of her best men through 
graduation, Griswold and Walshe, both of the technology de- 
partment. Griswold has already accepted a position, and though 
the graduation is not until the middle of June, he has been 
given credit for the remainder of his course, upon the merits 
of his past work, which has been a great aid in keeping Beta 
Epsilon first in scholarship. Gladney and LeBeuf were initiated 
as members of Phi Delta Phi, the legal fraternity. Gladney 
was also elected manager of the basketball team for next year. 

This chapter was honored by a visit from our Worthy Grand 
Chief Thomas Arkle Clark, who visited the University and was 
met by several of the brothers. He expressed himself as being 
well pleased with conditions here. A pan-hellenic dance was 
held at the Country Club on May 1, and was a great success, 
both socially and as a medium of bringing the fraternity to- 
gether. From a recent letter of Posey R. Bowers, we learn that 
lie is still "over there" but studying law at the University of 
Paris. We have not had a fraternity house this year because 
of conditions arising out of the S.A.T.C., but things are favor- 
ably shaping themselves, mikI we are practically certain, that 

when the University opens in October, it will find Beta Epsilon 
completely housed. 



K. L. Wagner 

Pst — sh-h-h — Bolsheviki ! It is spreading and our freshmen 
have a chapter installed here. Our old house is bombed and our 
new one is started ; our veranda and stairs have fallen before the 
propaganda but ladders are serving the purpose until we have 
to move out completely. In a month or so none of the old grads 
will be able to recognize the old place, but instead they will find 
a large roomy, brick chapter house gradually springing from the 

Lieut. "Sternie," just back from the artillery, Jimmy 
Linnan, recently in the aviation, Paul Nunn, over across the 
Rhine, "Jud" Neal, now in the Atlantic, and all the rest of our 
men in service, say that the new house is just the best thing that 
has ever happened to Iowa Gamma Upsilon, and when all of our 
men are out of the service and back to school once more, we 
hope to be able to welcome them back to Ames in a brand new 
fraternity home. 

With 21 men back next year, with Davidson winning a 
numeral in basketball, with Gould, Moore and Davidson out for 
freshman baseball, with Milliman running the half mile and 
McGinnis the "440," with Tauser, the shot putter making good 
in the "16 pound" class, with Wagner on the college debating 
team, and Flick, our recent W. M., being elected to Sigma Delta 
Chi, the honorary journalistic society, we feel that we are holding 
our own among the college activities and are making a record 
worthy of a new house. So now our cry is: "Down with the 
Bolsheviki," and "Hurrah for our new house." We wonder if 
all our alumni are with us. 

Eugene C. Glasgow 

It is with a great deal of pleasure that I write to the Palm 
telling of the conditions of our chapter. At the time of my last 
writing we were just out of the S.A.T.C. period and the condi- 
tions we were facing at that time were not the brightest. But 
now it seems that we have met and overcome every obstacle. 
Our new initiates have acquired the "hang together" spirit and 
each is a booster for his fraternity and his university ; our cash 
journal shows a neat balance, our baseball team is champion of 
its division and gives promise of winning the cup in the finals, 
while the entire chapter is taking an active part in campus activ- 


ities. One member has been elected captain of next year's bas- 
ketball team and another to the office of managing editor of the 
Minnesota Daily and managing editor of the Minnehaha Mag- 
azine. The fraternity is also represented in Scabbard and Blade, 
honorary military fraternity, and Grey Friars, honorary senior 

Our spring formal at the Town and Country Club, St. 
Paul, was an event of Friday, May 16. It was attended by many 
alumni. A spring party is planned for the near future. Province 
Chief W. N. Jordan visited the chapter recently. He expressed 
himself as well pleased with the conditions at Gamma Nu. His 
advice on certain matters was greatly appreciated and he left 
us feeling that we have "some" chief. Dr. E. P. Lyons, former 
worthy grand chief and an installing officer of Gamma Nu, now 
dean, of the medical school, was another visitor. In an inter- 
esting and valuable talk before the chapter he showed himself 
to be actively interested in its work. 

Eugene Lund, "W. M. of last year, who recently returned 
from France, John McGovern, Minnesota's greatest quarterback, 
Carlton W. Miles, Dramatic critic, Lester Williams, Joseph 
Armstrong, national tennis star, and Arthur Melin were other 
recent visitors. 

The chapter is mailing double post card forms to the alumni, 
one half of which is to be returned with information as to per- 
manent address and complete record of service. This is being done 
that we may keep in closer touch with them and that we may 
take advantage of the kind offer of Al Mellinthin to provide us 
with a permanent service honor roll. 



The Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity was founded at Richmond, Va., on 
September 11, 1865. It was incorporated January 10, 1879, by and 
under the laws of the State of Maryland as "The Alpha Tau Omega 
Fraternity of Baltimore City." 


Rev. Otis A. Glazeurook, D. D., Hon. Ebskine M. Ross, 

Captain Alfred Marshall (deceased) 


Executive Department 

Worthy Grand Chief 

Thomas Arkle Clark, University of Illinois, Urbana. 

Worthy Grand Chaplain 
Rev. Stephen K. Maiion, Delaware and Parkwood Aves., Toledo, O. 

Worthy Grand Keeper of Exchequer 
Alexander Macomber 

Acting Worthy Grand Keeper of Exchequer 
Frank W. Scott, 604 East Green Street, Champaign, 111. 

Worthy Grand Keeper of Annals 
William C. Smiley 

Acting Worthy Grand Keeper of Annals 
Frank W. Scott, 604 East Green Street, Champaign, 111. 

Worthy Grand Scribe 
Claude T. Reno, Allentown, Pa. 

Executive Secretary 
Frank W. Scott, 604 East Green Street, Champaign, 111. 

The Province Chiefs 

Province I — Major Joel B. Mallet, Atlanta, Ga. 

Province II — Carl G. Schoeffel, 1002 Penobscot Building, Detroit, 

Province III — Ralph E. Weaverling, 714 Security Mutual Bldg., Lin- 
coln, Neb. 

Province IV — Emerson H. Packard, 34 Perkins Ave., Brocton, Mass. 

Province V — Victor Frey. 1320 Land Title Building, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Province VI— J. Frank Wilkes, 140 W. Morehead St., Charlotte, N. C. 

Province VII — Frank R. Bott, Lincoln Apts., Youngstown, Ohio. 

Province VIII — A. Early Ewan, Ky. Agricultural Experiment Station, 
Lexington, Ky. 

Province IX — Lewie Williams, 500 Eitel Building, Seattle. 

Province X — Sidney B. Fithian, Falcon, Miss. 

Province XI — W. N. Jordan, 302-4-6 Clapp Building, Des Moines, la. 

Judicial Department 

Worthy High Chancellor 

Robert E. Lee Saner, Commonwealth Bank Building, Dallas, Tex. 

• Legislative Department 
The Congress 
The Congress meets biennially. The 26th Congress was indefinitely 
postponed from December 27, 1918. 

The High Council 
Rev. Paul R. Hickok, Chairman, 1917 Fifth Avenue, Troy, N. Y. 
James B. Ruhl, Esq., 716 Society for Savings Bldg., Cleveland, Ohio. 
John N. Van der Vries, 801 Otis Building, Chicago, 111. 
Dr. E. P. Lyon, 421 Union Street, Minneapolis, Minn. 
Nathan F. Giffin, Esq., 115 Broadway, New York City. 

The Alpha Tau Omega Palm 
Editor and Publisher 
Frank W. Scott 
Revision of Constitution, Laws and Secret Work 
Nathan F. Giffin, Chairman, 115 Broadway, New York, N. Y. 
Rev. Paul R. Hickok, 1917 Fifth Avenue, Troy, N. Y. 
Claude T. Reno, 719 Hamilton St., Allentown, Pa. 

William C. Smiley, War Department, Military Intelligence Division, 

General Staff, Washington. 
Dr. E. P. Lyon, 421 Union Street, Minneapolis, Minn. 
William H. Reese, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pa. 

Claude T Reno, 719 Hamilton St., Allentown, Pa. 

Song Book 
Everett S. Olive, Chairman, Simpson College, Indianola, la. 
Edwin F. Gruhl, Madison, Wis. 

C. S. Butler, 4705 Woolworth Bldg., New York City. 
A. W. Clokey, Comptroller's Office, New York, N. Y. 
Edward A. Werner, Little Rock, Arkansas. 


[Errors in the names or addresses in this Directory are due to 
failure of chapter officers to send in due notice of elections.] 

Florida and Georgia 
Florida Alpha Omega, University of Florida 

A. T. O. House, Gainesville, Florida. 

Leo H. Wilson, W. M. Joe Kercheval, P. R. 

Georgia Alpha Beta, University of Georgia 

A. T. O. House, 320 S. Mut. Bldg., Athens, Ga. 

S. G. Story, W. M. R. N. Hunter, P. R. 

Georgia Alpha Theta, Emory University 

A. T. O. House, Oxford, Ga. 

P. G. Blitch, W. M. John McFadden, P. R. 

Georgia Alpha Zeta, Mercer University 

278 College St., Macon, Ga. 

Hubert B. Mason, W. M. Hubert Boone, P. R. 

Georgia Beta Iota, Georgia School of Technology 

A. T. O. House, 43 West North Street, Atlanta, Ga. 

Ernest Ey^rs Fund, W. M. J. H. Vandegrift, P. R. 

Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin 
Illinois Gamma Zeta, University of Illinois 

A. T. O. House, 405 East John Street, Champaign. 

Hugh W. Cross, W. M. Arthur A. Squier, P. R. 

Illinois Gamma Xi, University of Chicago 

A. T. O. House, 5725 Drexel Ave., Chicago, 111. 

Arthur G. Asher. W. M. H. R. Moser, P. R. 

Indiana Delta Alpha, University of Indiana 

A. T. O. House, Bloomington, Indiana. 

J. W. Young, W. M. Lawrence Wheeler, P. R. 

Indiana Gamma Gamma, Rose Polytechnic Institute 

A. T. O. House, 808 Chestnut Street, Terre Haute, Indiana 

Ronald C. Manson, W. M. Robert Walker, P. R. 

Indiana Gamma Omicron, Purdue University 

102 Waldron Street, Lafayette, Indiana. 

J. H. Clark, W. M. J. P. Fitzgerald, P. R. 

Michigan Alpha Mu, Adrian College 

Adrian, Michigan. 

George H. Little, W. M. Robert P. Richardson, P. R. 

Michigan Beta Kappa, Hillsdale College 

A. T. O. House, 93 Fayette Street, Hillsdale, Mich. 

Chester H. Smith, W. M. Chester H. Smith, P. R. 

Michigan Beta Lambda, University of Michigan 

A. T. O. House, 711 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor, Mich. 

A. H. Dornan, W. M. G. W. Lipscomb, P. R. 

Michigan Beta Omicron, Albion College 

A. T. O. House, Erie Street, Albion, Mich. 

Carleton R. Sawyer, W. M. Kenneth West., P. R. 

Wisconsin Gamma Tau, University of Wisconsin 

A. T. O. House, 225 Lake Lawn Place, Madison, Wis. 

Emmett J. Mueller, W. M. Chas. Culbertson, R. P. 

Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, and Wyoming 
Colorado Gamma Lambda, University of Colorado 
A. T. O. House, 1307 College Ave., Boulder, Colo. 
, Henry Page, W. M. William H. Whitaker, Jr. P. R. 

Kansas Gamma Mu, University of Kansas 
1633 Vermont, Lawrence, Kans. 

P. W. Dodderidge, W. M. George De Voe, P. R. 

Nebraska Gamma Theta, University of Nebraska 
1121 G Street, Lincoln, Nebraska. 

Robert G. Brown, W. M.» Frank D. Patty, P. R. 

Wyoming Gamma Psi, University of Wyoming 
A. T. O. House, Laramie, Wyoming. 
Glenn D. Laird, W. M. Milward L. Simpson, P. R. 

Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont 
Maine Beta Upsilon, University of Maine 

A. T. O. House, North Main Street, Orono, Me. 

Lawrence E. Merrow, W. M. E. D. Anderson, P. R. 

Maine Gamma Alpha, Colby College 

A. T. O. House, Waterville, Me., Box 5 

Rhoden B. Eddy, W. M. Neil F. Leonard, P. R. 

Massachusetts Beta Gamma, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

A. T. O. House, 37 Bay Street Road, Boston, Massachusetts. 

William R. McKeen, Jr., W. M. Sidney E. Whitman, P. R. 

Massachusetts Gamma Beta, Tufts College 

A. T. O. House, 134 Professors' Row, Tufts College, Mass. 

George S. Eveleth, Jr., W. M. Carroll B. French, P. R. 

Massachusetts Gamma Sigma, Worcester Polytechnic Institute 

A. T. O. House, 24 Institute Road, Worcester, Mass. 

Harold F. Tousey, W. M. Robert G. Ferguson, R. P. 

New Hampshire Delta Delta, New Hampshire State College 

A. T. O. House, Durham, New Hampshire. 

Harold P. Felker, W. M. A. S. Cook, P. R. 

Rhode Island Gamma Delta, Brown University 

A. T. O. House 119 Waterman Street, Providence, R. I. 

Stanley M. Dore, W. M. Rodney Cook, P. R. 

Vermont Beta Zeta, University of Vermont 

A. T. O. House, Willard and College Streets, Burlington, Vt. 

Ralph E. Titus, W. M. Clyde W. Horton, P. R. 

New York and Pennsylvania 
New York Alpha Omicron, St. Lawrence University 

A. T. O. House, Canton, N. Y. 

Harold F. Martin, W. M. Albert N. Woodhead, P. R. 

New York Beta Theta, Cornell University 

A. T. O. House, 625 University Ave., Ithaca, N. Y. 

Maurice E. Gillett, W. M. S. S. Gawne, P. R. 

New York Delta Gamma, Colgate University 

Hamilton N. Y. 

Alphonso Cornelius Wiese, W. M. Henry Leroy Adams, P. R. 

Pennsylvania Alpha Iota, Muhlenberg College 

A. T. O. House, 42 South Fourteenth Street, Allentown, Pa. 

W. Chester Hill, W. M. Jesse L. Cressman, P. R. 

Pennsylvania Alpha Pi, Washington and Jefferson College 

A. T. O. House, Main and Prospect Streets, Washington, Pa. 

R. E. Bixler, W. M. R. W. Schell, P. R. 

Pennsylvania Alpha Rho, Lehigh University 

A. T. O. House, South Bethlehem, Pa. 

Phillip C. Hammond, W. M. Thomas J. Bray, P. R. 

Pennsylvania Alpha Upsilon, Pennsylvania College 

A. T. O. House, Lutheran Theological Seminary, Gettysburg, Pa. 

Robert R. Zarr, W. M. J. Harold Mumper, P. R. 

Pennsylvania Gamma Omega, Pennsylvania State College 

A. T. O. House, State College, Pa. 

Frank J. Unger, W. M. Harold P. Griffith, P. R. 

Pennsylvania Tau, University of Pennsylvania 

A. T. O. House, 3912 Locust Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Donald M. Hobart, W. M. Henry Allen Bourne, Jr., P. R. 

North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia 
North Carolina Alpha Delta, University of North Carolina 
A. T. O. House, Chapel Hill, N. C. 

H. G. Winslow, W. M. W. D. Macmillan, 3d, P. R 

NORTH Carolina Xi, 'Trinity College 
A. T. O. Hoilfle, Durham, N. C. 
R. W. liradshaw, W. M. M. A. Braswell, P. R. 

South Carolina Beta Xi, College of Charleston 
• A. T. O. House, Charleston, S. C. 

W. E. Martin, W. M. W. E. Martin, P. R. 

Virginia Beta, Washington and Lee University 

Box 416, Lexington, Va. 

M. W. Paxton, Jr., W. M. E. D. Campbell, P. R. 

Virginia Delta, University of Virginia 

A. T. O. House, University, Va. 

T. Murrel Edmunds, W. M. Zach Toms, P. R. 

Ohio Alpha Nu, Mount Union College 

A. T. O. House, 1741 South Union Avenue, Alliance, Ohio. 

J. Max Lichty, W. M. Henry C. Wagner, P. R. 

Ohio Alpha Psi, Wittenberg College 

A. T. O. House, 602 North Wittenberg Avenue, Springfield, Ohio. 

Frank 6. Taafel, W. M. Herbert McAnley, P. R. 

Ohio Beta Eta, Ohio Wesleyan University 

A. T. O. House, North Sandusky Street, Delaware, Ohio. 

F. Rutledge Uible, W. M. John J. Joseph, P. R. 

Ohio Beta Omega, Ohio State University 

A. T. O. House, 1932 Waldeck Avenue, Columbus, Ohio. 

Hobart W. Seyler, W. M. W. Ray Palmer, P. R. 

Ohio Gamma Kappa, Western Reserve University 

A. T. O. House, 11447 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio. 

C. W. Wolfe, W. M. Harold Moran, P. R. 

Tennessee and Kentucky 
Kentucky Mu Iota, State University of Kentucky 

A. T. O. House, 361 Linden Walk, Lexington, Ky. 

E. E. Elsey, W. M. Edward S. Dabney, P. R. 

Tennessee Alpha Tau, Southwestern Presbyterian University 

Clarksville, Tenn. 

W. J. Millard, Jr., W. M. W. J. Millard, Jr., x J . R. 

Tennessee Beta Pi, Vanderbilt University 

A. T. O. House, 2222 State Street, Nashville, Tenn. 

George Clopper Almon, W. M. Frank Barber, P. R. 

Tennessee Beta Tau, Union University 

A. T. O. House, Jackson, Tenn. 

Charles K. Koffman, W. M. John Tatum, P. R. 

Tennessee Omega, University of the South 

Sewanee, Tenn. 

C. M. Woolfolk, W. M. C. C. Wilkes, P. R. 

Tennessee Pi, University of Tennessee 

A. T. O. House, 1005 W. Church Ave., Knoxville, Tenn. 

Harry Gerald Webb, W. M. Edwin Bowe, P. R. 

California, Oregon, and Washington 
California Beta Psi, Leland Stanford University 

A. T. O. House, 28 Lasnen Street, Stanford University, Cal. 
Wienand K. Esgen, W. M. Thomas B. Williams, P. R. 

California Gamma Iota, University of California 

A. T. O. House, 2425 Le Conte Ave., Berkeley, Cal. 

Wilfred G. Metson, W. M. Alfred Chapman, P. R. 

Oregon Alpha Sigma, Oregon Agricultural College 

.A. T. O. House, 221 North Twenty-third Street, Corvallis, Ore. 

H. H. Hettinger, W. M. Charles Webber, P. R. 

Oregon Gamma Phi, University of Oregon 

A. T. O. House, 1143 Oak Street, Eugene, Ore. 

M. M. Morgan, W. M. Stanley Atkinson, P. R. 

Washington Gamma Chi, Washington State College 

A. T. O. House, 611 Linden Avenue, Pullman, Wash. 

J. Z. Hollmann, W. M. J. Z. Hollmann, P. R. 

Washington Gamma Pi, University of Washington. 

4305 15th Avenue, N. E., Seattle, Wash. 

J. H. Thompson, W. M. M. L. Haas, P. R. 

Alabama, Louisiana, and Texas 
Alabama Alpha Epsilon, Alabama Polytechnic Institute 

A. T. O. House, Auburn, Ala., Box 537 

James D. Samford, W. M. Eugene H. Hinton, P. R. 

Alabama Beta Beta, Birmingham-Southern College 

Birmingham, Ala. 

L. V. Howard, W. M. Geo. L. Reynolds, P. R. 

Alabama Beta Delta, University of Alabama 

A. T. O. House, Box 236, University, Ala. 

Frank Clements Smith, W. M. E. F. Steiner, P. R. 

Louisiana Beta Epsilon, Tulane University 

New Orleans, La. 

Randolph L. Griswold, W. M. Martin Lathrop, P. R. 

Texas Gamma Eta, University of Texas 

A. T. O. House, 2315 Nueces Street, Austin, Tex. 

Joseph C. Carter, W. M. L. J. Lincoln, P. R. 

Texas Delta Epsilon, Southern Methodist University 

Dallas, Texas 

W. Grady Reddick, W. M. Atras E. Jackson, P. R. 

Iowa, Minnesota, and Missouri 
Iowa Beta Alpha, Simpson College 

A. T. O. House, Indianola, Iowa. 

Kenneth M. Parks, W. M. Alfred W. Wakeman, P. R. 

Iowa Delta Beta, University of Iowa 

A. T. O. House, 114 East Fairchild Street, Iowa City, Iowa. 

G. R. Ludeman, W. M. Kenneth C. Noble, P. R. 

Iowa Gamma Upsilon, Iowa State College 

A. T. O. House, 2122 Lincoln Way, Ames, la. 

Donald Brazie, W. M. Karl L. Wagner, P. R. 

Minnesota Gamma Nu, University of Minnesota 

A. T. O. House, 1018 4th St., S. E., Minneapolis, Minn. 

William Mellenthin, W. M. E. C. Glasgow, P. R. 

Missouri Gamma Rho, University of Missouri 

A. T. O. House, 608 Rollins, Columbia, Mo. 

M. D. Mize, W. M. Oland D. Russell, P. R. 

MISSOURI Delta Zeta, Washington University 

Washington University, Bt Louis, Mo. 

Berthold L. Lange, W. M. George M. Whitson, P. R. 


[The alumni associations were hit harder by the war than the 
active chapter, perhaps because many of them were already in some- 
what feeble condition, and they are not recovering as speedily as their 
younger contemporaries. 

It seems worth while to keep some sort of record of progress 
toward rehabilitation, and the list of associations is therefore divided, 
in this number, into live ones and others. Some of the "other" may 
be alive; in fact they certainly are, but if their officers do not reply 
to correspondence, part of the tissue of their organism is not quick, 
and the classification has to await definite word before revision can 
take place. 

Officers and members of all alumni associations are urged to co- 
operate in keeping these lists accurate and up to date, and in keeping 
the activities of the associations reported to the Palm.] 


Alliance. President, Dr. G. L. King; Secretary, Guy E. Allot, Alli- 
ance, Ohio. 
Atlanta. President, Robert S. Quin; Secretary, James L. Girardeau, 

McDonough Road, Atlanta, Georgia. 
Charlotte, N. C. President, J. Frank Wilkes, 140 West Morehead 

Street, Charlotte, N. C. 
Columbus. President, L. E. Wolfe, 1546 Neil Avenue, Columbus Ohio; 

Secretary, E. E. Perkins, 207 Brighton Road, Columbus, Ohio. 
Cincinnati. President, Monte J. Goble, Fifth National Bank, 14 West 

4th Street, Cincinnati; Secretary, William R. Bass, 1115 Union 

Central Bldg., Cincinnati, Ohio. 
Des Moines, Iowa. President, W. E. Battenfield; Secretary, N. J. 

Goodsell, 97 Register and Tribune Bldg., Des Moines, Iowa. 
Louisiana. President, William Henderson, 2136 Prytania Street; Vice- 
President, Allen Mehle, 710 Henner. Bldg. ; Treasurer, Joseph P. 

Butler, Jr.; Secretary, Watts K. Leverich, 1104 Hibernia Bldg., New 

Orleans, La. 
Louisville. President, R. E. Hill, care Louisville Boys High School, 

Louisville, Ky.; Secretary, Milton A. Reimer, 800 Baxter Avenue, 

Louisville, Ky. 
New York. President, Harold M. Robinson, care of American Woolen 

Co., 225 Fourth Avenue, New York; Secretary, M. M. Drake, 17 

Battery Place, New York. 
Omaha. President, R. V. McGrew, care of John L. Kennedy Bldg., 

19th and Douglas Streets, Omaha; Secretary, W. A. Sells, Omaha. 
Pittsburgh. President, W. D. McBryar, 1415 Park Building, Pittsburgh, 

Pa.; Secretary, H. D. Kneeland, care of United Engineering and 

Foundry Co., 54th Street, Pittsburgh, Pa. (Luncheon, Saturday at 

12:15 at Hotel Chatham). 

St. Louis. President, Luke H. Cummings, care of St. Louis Post Dis- 
patch; Secretary, C. B. Carman, Bank of Commerce Bldg., St. Louis. 

Washington State. President, M. L. Bryan; Secretary, E. G. Spelger, 
Box 1848, Seattle, Wash. 


[The Editor assumes no responsibility for the correctness of this 
list, surmising that many of the Associations here listed have no real 
existence. A letter sent to all offices named in this list brought no 
reply. Transfers will be made to the list of active associations as soon 
as necessary information reaches the Editor.] 

Allentown. President, David A. Miller; Secretary, G. Fred Kuhl, 1530 

Walnut Street, Allentown, Pa. (Luncheon, Friday at 12 at Elks' 

Birmingham. President, Vassar L. Allen; Secretary, E. C. Kain, 1304 

North Twenty-sixth Street, Birmingham, Ala. 
Burlington. President, Henry Hager; Secretary, Guy M. Page, 178 

Main Street, Burlington, Vt. 
Chicago. President, P. N. Snyder, 37 N. Van Buren St., Harrison 4215, 

Chicago, 111.; Secretary, S. A. Pope, 26 N. Jefferson Street, Monroe 

4000. (Luncheon, Thursday at 12:30 at Brevoort Hotel.) 
Cleveland. President, Lamar T. Bemen; Secretary, C. F. Lezius, 1537 

East Ninety-third Street, Cleveland, Ohio. 
Colorado. President, N. C. Steel, 501 Symes Building, Denver, Colo.; 
Dallas. President, Francis E. Shoup; Secretary, R. R. Lawther, Jr., 

Dallas, Tex. 
Dayton. President, Dr. Paul Tappan; Secretary, Clarence E. Wilcox, 

Dayton Avenue, Dayton, Ohio. 
Detroit. President, Ray B. Morgan; Secretary, Clarence E. Wilcox, 623 

Moffat Building, Detroit, Mich. 
District of Columbia. President, John M. Coit; Secretary, V. Gilmore 

Iden, 30 Wyatt Building, Washington. 
Florida. President, John B. Sutton; Secretary, John Carney, Tampa, 


Franklin. President, ; Secretary, D. M. Robinson, 

Franklin, Tenn. 

(Luncheon, first Saturday of each month at 12:30 at Rice Hotel.) 
Indiana. President, ; Secretary, A. B. Williams, 1160 

Lemcke Annex, Indianapolis. 
Jacksonville. President, A. J. Mitchell; Secretary, R. A. Henderson, 

Jr., 213 Law Exchange, Jacksonville, Fla. (Luncheon, Friday at 1.) 
Kansas City. President, Charles A. Pierson; Secretary, Edward Price, 

315 East Tenth Street, Kansas City, Mo. 
Knoxville. President, ■; Secretary, W. W. ('arson, Jr., 

1705 West Church Avenue, Knoxville, Tenn. 




Memphis. President, Rev. Thomas F. Gailor; Secretary, W. A. Zim- 
merman, 706-7 Tennessee Trust Building, Memphis, Tennessee. 
(Luncheon, second Saturday 1 to 2, at Business Men's Club.) 

MILWAUKEE, /'resident, Julius O. Roehl, 501 First National Bank Build- 
ing, Milwaukee, Wis.; Secretary, Fred P. Fairchild. 

Minnesota* President, William H. Oppenheimer; Secretary, Kenneth 
Sischo, 1024 Ashland Avenue, St. Paul. 

Montgomery. President, A. F. Whiting; Secretary, Walton H. Hill, 
Box 46, Montgomery, Ala. 

Nashville. President, Dr. R. W. Billington; Secretary, W. E. Boiling, 
904 Stahlman Building, Nashville, Tenn. 

Philadelphia. President, ; Secretary, Hamilton C. 

Connor, 505 Bailey Building, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Portland. President, F. S. McCord; Secretary, Frank A. Dudley, 401 
Piatt Building, Portland, Ore. 

Reading. President, Dr. Henry F. Schantz; Secretary, E. R. Geisewite, 
400 Schuylkill Avenue, Reading, Pa. 

San Antonio. President, Henry P. Burney; Secretary, Perry S. Robert- 
son, Room 546 Moore Building, San Antonio, Tex. 

Savannah. President, ; Secretary, Joseph Inglesby, 

Thirty-sixth and Barnard Streets, Savannah, Ga. 

South Carolina. President, ; Secretary, J. C. Ball, 

care of S. C. Loan and Trust Bank, Charleston. 

Spokane. President, S. B. Lindley; Secretary, L. M. Munson, 524 Hut- 
ton Building, Spokane, Wash. (Luncheon, second Wednesday 
at 12.) 

Springfield. President, J. A. Ness; Secretary, R. W. McKinney, 739 
Woodlawn Avenue, Springfield, Ohio. 

Salt Lake City. President, A. B. Sawyer, Jr.; Secretary, . 

Texas. President, R. E. L. Saner; Secretary, B. M. Lindsley, Dallas. 

Western Carolina. President, W. L. Wilhoite; Secretary, R. M. Odell, 
Concord, N. C. 

Western New* York. President, B. F. Lies, 67 West Eagle Street, Buf- 
falo; Secretary, . 

Yotjngstown. President, Joseph F. Williams; Secretary, George E. 
McNab, Jr. 


[Alpha Taus who tote their appetites to any of these places at 
scheduled times with no result will do the Editor a favor by mention- 
ing the matter to him.] 

Allentown, Pa., Fridays at 12, Elks' Club. 

Chicago, Thursdays at 12:30, Brevoort Hotel. 

Cincinnati, Fridays at 12:30, Hotel Metropole. 

Des Moines, Third Saturdays at 12, Randolph Hotel. 

Houston, First Saturdays at 12:30, Rice Hotel. 

Louisville, Ky„ Saturdays at 12:30, Hotel Henry Watterson. 

Memphis, Second Saturdays at 1 to 2, Business Men's Club. 

New York, Saturdays at 1, Hotel Woodstock, 43rd near Broadway. 

Omaha, Thursdays at 12, Calumet Restaurant. 

Pittsburgh, Saturdays at 12:15, Hotel Chatham. 

Seattle, First and Third Saturdays, 6:00 p. m., Seattle Hotel Grill. 

Alpha Tau Omega Business League 

An association of Alpha Tau Omega lawyers and other business men 

to promote their professional interests by the 

interchange of business. 

Mich. Beta Lambda 

Geo. M. Hosack 

1415 Park Building PITTSBURGH, PA. 

R. E. L. Saner, John C. Saner, 

Tenn. Beta Pi '92 Tenn. Beta Pi '94 

Chas. D. Turner, J. W. Rodgers, 

Tenn. Beta Pi '10 Tenn. Beta Pi '12 

Saner, Saner & Turner 

Attorneys and Counsellors at Law 

Suite 320, Commonwealth Bank Bldg. 

Nebr. Gamma Theta 

R. J. Carnahan 

Attorney at Law, General Practice 
Suite 201, Cosmopolitan Bldg. 


Ala. Alpha Epsik 

Geo. H. Lamar 

Attorney at Law 

728-732 15th St., N. W. 


Michigan Alpha Mu 

Clarence E. Wilcox 


622 23 Moffal Building DETROIT, MICH 

W. N. Jordan Russell Jordan 

Mich. Alpha Mu Illinois Gamma Xi 

Chief Province XI 

Jordan & Jordan 

302-04-06 Clapp Bldg. Des Moines, Iowa 
Maine Beta Upsilon 

J. H. MoCready 

Counselor at Law 
68 Devonshire Street BOSTON, MASS. 

Pa. Alpha Upsilon 

Chief Prov. V 

Victor Frey 

Attorney at Law 

1319 Land Title Bldg. 


N. C. Alpha Delta 

Shepard Bryan 

Attorney at Law 
1205-06-07 Candler Bldg. ATLANTA, GA. 
N. Y. Alpha Lambda 

Rollo N. Chaffee 

Attorney at Law 

First National Bank Bldg. 


Alpha Tau Omega Business League — Continued 

Pa. Alpha Pi 

W. D. McBryar 

Attorney at Law 

Central Block 

1415 Park Bldg. 

New York Beta Theta 

James S. Truman 

Attorney and Counsellor 


Va. Delta 

Hollins N. Randolph 

Attorney at Law 

920 Empire Bldg. 


Georgia Alpha Beta 
Georgia Alpha Zeta 

David S. Atkinson 

Attorney at Law 

27-29 Commercial Bank Bldg. 


N. Y. Alpha Lambda 

Frank Earle Parham 

Attorney at Law 

115 Broadway 


N. Y. Beta Theta 

Louis C. Ehle 

General Practice 

1518 Ashland Block 


Ohio Alpha Psi 

Laybourne & McGregor 

Attorneys at Law 

708-711 Fairbanks Bldg. 


Mass. Gamma Beta 

Harry G. Noyes 

Attorney at Law 



Florida Alpha Omega 

Gary W. Alexander 

Attorney at Law 

Atlantic National 


Nathan F. Gin- in John W. Hannon 

N. Y. Alpha Omicron 

Giffin & Hannon 

Counsellors at Law 

115 Broadway NEW YORK 

Telephone, Rector 837 

Mich. Beta Lambda 

Willard M. Cornelius 

Attorney at Law 



Member of Nebraska (lamma Theta and Governor of Ne- 
braska, who had to help quiet some recent troubles in Omaha. 
Governor McKelvie is thirty-eight years old, and has been a 
member of the fraternity since 1913. The chapter house is 
only across the capitol block from the gubernatorial residence, 
and Mrs. McKelvie is a cordial, resourceful, and much-loved 
neighbor to all the Gamma Thetas. 

Ci)t &ip|)a Cau ©mega $alm 

Volume XXXIX September, 1919 Number 3 


Thomas Arkle Clark 

Worthy Grand Chief 

As is now known to all Alpha Tans, it was deemed inadvis- 
able last year to hold the XXVI Congress as planned, and in- 
stead the meeting was postponed and the High Council took 
such action as was thought necessary at that time. The record 
of this action has already been made public through the Palm. 

The postponed meeting of Congress will convene at Cleve- 
land, Ohio, on December 31, 1919, to January 3, 1920. Brother 
J. Paul Thompson has been continued as Chairman of the Con- 
gress Committee, and is already at work upon arrangements for 
the meeting. Every active and alumni chapter should begin 
at once to make definite plans for representation at Congress 
and for a big attendance. So many new men have come into 
office since the last meeting of Congress that the Cleveland gath- 
ering might well constitute an initiation service for High Council 
and Worthy Grand Chief, and General Secretary, and the Chiefs 
of the Provinces. It will be in many respects a new fraternity 
which will meet at next Christmas time — a fraternity full of 
new and trying experiences in war and in peace, and fired, I 
trust, with" the ambition to do a better work than it has ever 
done before. Many vital problems will be up for consideration, 
and it will encourage discussion and aid materially in the solu- 
tion of these problems if some thought can be given to them 
by the members of the active chapters before the delegates from 
these chapters come to Congress. 


As Brother Giffin called to our attention a year ago, the 
present situation is of peculiar significance to Alpha Tau Omega, 
because the fraternity, born of the Civil War, had, and has, as 
its purpose to help correct the moral, social, and scholastic evils 
resulting from the war. So much more, then, upon us than upon 
other fraternities does the responsibility rest at this time for 
rehabilitating the fraternity, for maintaining our ideals, and 
for perfecting an organization better than we have done before. 

Congress may well give some consideration to the building 
of chapter houses. We are all coming more and more to see 
that each chapter must have a permanent home if it is to attain 
to its highest efficiency, and that the building of these chapter 
houses rests very largely with the alumni. 

Many of our chapters have been hard hit by the war. They 
need help and encouragement ; they should be put on their feet 
and not be allowed to struggle along weakly and die. Congress 
can be very helpful in this regard. 

The subject of expansion is one that needs intelligent con- 
sideration. Petitioning clubs in institutions of standing are in- 
creasing in number every year. We should, if possible, have a 
definite, policy in this matter. The Worthy Grand Chief has 
before him now more than a half-dozen applications for charters 
in the consideration of which he can not much longer delay. 

Our war records need immediate attention. It will be for- 
ever to the discredit of the fraternity if it does not have within 
its annals the name of every Alpha Tau who offered himself for 
service in the great world war. This record can be completed 
only through the active cooperation of every chapter, but it is 
qo1 likely to be done unless Congress takes some specific action. 
Each chapter should see that its list of men in the service is 
complete so that the number of stars in our service flag may be 
ms accurate as possible. 

The last few years have brought US to a realization that 
Alpha Tan Omega is a greal organization, carrying heavy finan- 
cial and official responsibilities. We are beginning to sec the 
uses and the possibilities of a well-organized central office. Con- 
gress will need to make plans for increasing the efficiency of this 


office, for financing it adequately, and for more definitely widen- 
ing its scope and work. 

Scholarship will need to be given most serious attention. 
Fraternity scholarship, in many institutions, has declined shame- 
fully within the last two years, in many cases being far inferior 
to that of other students. In state institutions, at least, we can 
not hope long to justify our existence unless we can demonstrate 
that fraternity membership is not detrimental to good scholar- 

The influence and efficiency of the Palm should be increased, 
we should devise some more effective way to keep in touch with 
our alumni, and we should in some way stimulate in our alumni 
a more 'vital interest in the active chapters. Otherwise the fra- 
ternity tends gradually to disintegrate. 

These are only some of the important matters which should 
have the serious consideration of Congress, hut most important 
of all is the fact that whatever concerns itself with the stability 
and development of the fraternity should be thoroughly discussed 
by the chapters before Congress, so that we may come together 
with definite propositions, with helpful suggestions, and that we 
may make this XXVI Congress the best in the history of the 

The General Fraternity will pay the railroad and Pullman 
fare of one delegate from every chapter which is in good stand- 
ing; the exact amount payable to each delegate will be announced 
beforehand, and this sum will be paid at Cleveland. A chapter 
is in good standing when its financial obligations to the fraternity 
are paid. This means that a chapter must have paid a tax of 
$2.50 for each active member on March 15, 1917, November 15, 
1917, March 15, 1918, November 15, 1918, March 15, 1919, and 
November 15, 1919. 

Every chapter should elect its delegate early in the Fall, 
together with one or more alternates, so as to make sure of being 
represented. Blanks for the credentials of delegates will be sent 

Everything connected with Congress will be informal and 
evening clothes may be left at home. 

The Congress program will be announced as soon as possible. 


H. F. Harrington 

University of Illinois 

It 's a popular pastime these days to movieize one 's thoughts, 
to give them dramatic setting and concrete application. The 
other day I saw a man's dream projected into riotous movement 
within the bounds of a filmy circle which suddenly sprang out 
of the black shadows of the screen — his inner struggles had be- 
come objectified. 

So I make no apology for seizing the tip offered by the 
movie Expert. This bit of philosophy shall unwind itself in 
three breathless reels, as tense as melodrammer, mayhap, with a 
flickering moral added on at the end. The audience now being 
seated, the lights turned low, the Sweet Young Thing seated at 
the piano ready for her cue to tickle the ivories, we shall at once 
proceed with the show. 


I had trudged up a steep mountain trail, close to old Gray- 
back in the San Bernardino range in southern California, be- 
cause that was one of the stunts to do, also because my legs 
were eager for exercise. And as I stumbled over a pile of jagged 
rocks I came upon them seated in a little cranny by the side of 
the path. Her hat was a-slant, her face ruddy with the tramp, 
her eyes intent upon the stony helmet of the peak that pierced the 
blue of an afternoon sky. He sat beside her, a youth of college 
age, brown as a nut, a close-up of sturdiness and vigor. They 
were lovers or honeymooners — a blind man could see that — and 
I was about to pass them by when a glint of tiny jewels on his 
shirt caught my eye. So instead of hurrying by I stopped and 
reached out my hand. 

"Isn't that an A. T. 0. pin?" I queried. 

"Sure," tie replied, "Stanford University chapter. Are 
you an A. T. 0. too?" 

I was, and I told him so — and we rambled around among 
fingers and thumbs to find the grip, For the groove of brother- 


hood is not so easily discovered as it is now among the initiates 
just ushered into the secret work. 

So he introduced me to his wife — she also was a Stanford 
graduate — and we talked and talked and talked. He was em- 
ployed down at the shipyards at San Pedro, and was on a three 
days' leave to get acquainted with his new wife. We took 
dinner together that night, and became the best of pals in a 
strange land where so many vacationing strangers abound, for 
the average summer resort does not encourage intimacies. We 
said goodby the next day, but we know each other by name. And 
if ever I arrive in a small California town where they now live — 
peace having released him from service — I shall surely look him 
up. And I have the cozy feeling that he will do the same for 
me should his orbit some day swing into mine. And it all came 
about through the silent bond of a Maltese Cross. 


In a distant city there is an Alpha Tau Omega Association. 
Within its keep are all manner of brothers, young'uns and old- 
sters, last year's seniors just starting out on their careers, pro- 
fessional men grown gray at the temples as the years come and 
go. Every Friday these men pledged themselves to get together 
for a luncheon, and every month or so congregated — along witli 
wives and sweethearts — for a social evening. I have been a guest 
at several of these affairs, on the strength of allegiance to the 
token that made them all of the same goodly comradeship. It 
was one of the few ties of their college years that kept them 
close to the enthusiasms of youth. 

One of those Alpha Taus I knew very intimately. I knew 
him as a college pal, and I have looked in upon him in the Big 
City where he had gone to claw out a niche for himself in the 
cliffs of Manhattan. He never took off the pin ; he was proud 
to wear it and to seek other wearer's of the jewel talisman — men 
from other universities who had come to try their luck in 
Gotham's market place. 

Not so long ago I had a letter from Ferd's wife. It con- 
tained the information that she and the three children were 
about to board ship for France to joine her husband there. "He 
has become an attorney in a firm of American lawyers in Paris, ' ' 


she wrote, "and is doing so nicely. He was offered the job 
through the recommendation of a fraternity brother in New 

So there you are. A personal association, the confidence 
bred by close friendship, had brought a handsome promotion 
and a rare opportunity unsought and undreamed of. Again 
the pin and the fraternity had been the invisible fingers to 
tighten the cord of destiny. 


Goodness knows, I did not have very much money, just 
enough to pay my lodging and board at a little London rooming 
house, and then have a small margin over for side-trips and low 
priced amusements. (When one is in England he doesn't want 
to miss the countryside, the cathedral cities, and the Lake 

When I sauntered out that morning I met him, Jackson, a 
fraternity brother belonging to a chapter in a small college where 
I first taught, At sight of me his face lighted up like a beacon 
on a hill. He greeted me with evident pleasure. 

" I 'm awfully glad I ran into you, ' ' exclaimed Jack. " I 'm 
broke, and can't get money to cable home. Lend me a sovereign, 
will you ? I '11 pay it back next week sure. ' ' 

I hesitated, but his eyes were appealing, and after all he 
was a brother Alpha Tau in need. He did look so worried and 

So T curbed some of my selfish impulses, and gave him a 
bright gold coin, and he went his way rejoicing. 

And to this day that Alpha Tau in distress, befriended on 
a London street when ho was out o'lnck, has never paid me back 
that loan, in spite of a pointed letter I wrote him six months 
afterward. I have marked up the transaction under Profit and 
Loss, but I hold certain opinions regarding the man who cheated 


I promised 8 moral to adorn these three reels in this tale 
of fraternity life. Perhaps it is vory, very obvious; but any- 
how here it is. 

Fraternity life, particularly membership in the same Greek 


letter organization does promote a ready friendship and lead to 
business and professional advancement, but it must be built on 
honesty and confidence and worth. Merely because a man be- 
longs to the same fraternity as yourself does not in itself insure 
him for life in your regard. There must be mutual respect, a 
capacity for growth, an acquisition of the finer things for which 
college has given a foretaste in order to deepen that current of 
comradeship in the days that wait the graduate once the frater- 
nity doors have closed upon him. I heard the other day of a 
brother who had presided behind a bar preceding the advent of 
July 1 ; he was surprised that his old college mates refused him 
their greetings and acquaintance. He had forfeited his right 
to their friendship; he had ceased to be a brother who brought 
honor to the college and to his fraternity. His college mates 
were justified in parting company with him. 

Let us insist more and more on our fraternity obligations. 
Let us demand a great deal of men who have shared our experi- 
ences in the chapter-house. 

The pin in itself cannot safeguard the bond of close acquain- 
tance. That can only be done by proving the mettle of one's 
character under the scrutiny of friendly eyes, by measuring up 
year by year to all that our brothers expect of us, by display 
of honest intent and unselfish act. Then shall the pin dignify 
the man and ennoble the fraternity, and be made a symbol of the 
larger association of the spirit, the heart, and the mind. 

Make an engagement to see yourself and 
brothers in Cleveland at Congress time. 



Gilbert V. Kennedy 

Secretary of the Committee 

Shortly after the United States entered the war, Nathan F. 
Giffin, then Worthy Grand Chief, appointed the War Service 
committee of Alpha Tau Omega. He authorized the Omaha 
Alumni association to select three of its members to serve as 
members, and delegated to this committee the responsibility of 
compiling the record of all Alpha Taus who served in the war. 
The Committee was not to write a history of the Fraternity's 
participation in the war, but to compile the records, and furnish 
them when completed, to the Fraternity. 

Alpha Tau Omega was founded with the immediate ideal of 
cementing the fraternalism between the North and the South. 
She had had three great principles which have ever guided her 
actions, and her sons. As the original intention of the Frater- 
nity has been realized, and the hostile sentiments of sectionalism 
have died out, so has the Fraternity striven after her three great 
ideals. That these ideals have become inculcated into every 
Alpha Tau was demonstrated by the great number of brothers 
who entered the service, giving of themselves that the world as a 
whole and our nation in particular might be made safe for all 
to live in, without fear of life or of freedom. 

Alpha Tau may well be proud of her sons and the part they 
played in this crisis. Many brothers gave their lives in uphold- 
ing the ideals for which they fought: many received wounds in 
their service; many were decorated for conspicuous bravery in 
ad ion ; while a greater number served but did not get into action. 
The brothers who, because of other responsibilities could not 
serve in the war actively did their full part in their daily lives. 
And the Brothers who carried the active chapters through the 
crisis bore a hard part in the war, and for the Fraternity. 

But the work of this committee is to record only the service 
of those who participated actively in the war. This confines the 
work to recording only those who served in the military or 


naval forces of the allied nations, in Governmental positions, or 
as members of any of the associated welfare organizations. 

This work has been done through the Province Chiefs and 
the active chapters. Accordingly several circular letters, to- 
gether with blank information cards have been sent to the Pro- 
vince Chiefs and to the active chapters. These cards show the 
brother's name, address, nearest relative, branch of service, sta- 
tions, rank, promotions, wounds, and service. This information 
is very necessary to the Fraternity. 

Unfortunately, through either carelessness or lack of appreci- 
ation of Alpha Tau's part in the war, many chapters have failed 
to furnish the complete records of their brothers who served. 
One or two chapters have failed to reply to the committee's request 
at all. Other chapters have sent lists of brothers in service, but 
failed to fill out the cards. Other chapters have furnished very 
complete records thus honoring their brothers who served. 

It is believed that at the present time when most of the 
brothers have been demobilized, that each chapter might be 
better enabled to obtain the complete military service of their 
brothers who served in the war. This record is of a double 
value ; first, to the local chapter for their own history ; and second 
to the National Fraternity. 

The work of the War Service committee is an important 
one. Its completeness depends upon each active chapter and 
each Province Chief. The time to complete the work is at hand. 
The rapidity of completion and the thoroughness of the record 
lies with every brother who served to furnish his active chapter 
with his own record, and with the active chapter to furnish their 
record to the War Service committee. 

All records and communications should be addressed to the 
secretary of the Committee, Gilbert V. Kennedy, 1024 South 
32nd St., Omaha, Neb. 

A summary of all men in the service so far as they have been 
reported to the Committee by the chapters is given below. It 
it obvious that this is an incomplete record, not only as to 
the men in the service, but also as to the number wounded, 
killed, and decorated. Chapters are urged to furnish all possi- 
ble data on all these matters. 


It should be noted further that in all matters of distin- 
guished service, notable experiences, injury, death, and military 

honors, the mere fact is only a beginning. Such cases should 

be recorded more fully; as many details as possible should be 
given, including photographs. 



Province In Service Wounded Died Decorated 

I 1,555 

II 433 6 6 4 

III 268 5 7 2 

IV 258 2 3 1 

V 282 3 7 8 

VI 36 2 1 

VII 196 3 2 

VIII 176 1 

IX 243 1 5 1 

X 137 1 2 

XI 214 1 4 1 

Total 2,398 22 38 19 

Chapter In Service Wcunded Died Decorated 

I Alpha Theta 36 

Alpha Omega 62 __ __ • 

Alpha Zeta 9 

Alpha Beta 11 

Beta Iota 37 

II Alpha Mu 37 1 

Beta Lambda 42 

Gamma Omicron 42 1 1 

Gamma Gamma 21 

Gamma Zeta 68 1 1 

Gamma Xi 53 3 1 

Gamma Tau 65 1 1 

Beta Omicron 33 1 2 

Beta Kappa 39 __ 1 1 

Delta Alpha 33 

III Gamma Theta 103 1 1 
Gamma Lambda 55 2 11 
Gamma Mu 52 2 2 1 
Gamma Psi 58 __ 3 

IV Beta Zeta 32 

Gamma Delta 15 1 

Delta Delta 3 



In Service 


Beta Gamma 



Beta Upsilon 



Gamma Sigma 



Gamma Alpha 



Gamma Beta 



V Alpha Omicron 



Penn Tau 



Gamma Omega 



Beta Theta 



Alpha Pi 



Alpha Upsilon 



Alpha Iota 



Alpha Rho 



Delta Gamma 



VI Beta 



Beta Xi 



Alpha Delta 









VII Gamma Kappa 



Beta Omega 



Alpha Nu 



Alpha Psi 



Beta Eta 



VIII Mu Iota 



Beta Tau 



Alpha Tau 



Beta Pi. 






IX Alpha Sigma 



Gamma Iota 



Gamma Phi 



Gamma Chi 


Beta Psi 



Gamma Pi 



X Beta Delta 



Beta Epsilon 



Alpha Epsilon 



Gamma Eta 


Beta Beta 


XI Delta Beta 


Gamma Upsilon 


Beta Alpha 



Gamma Rho 



Gamma Nu 


Died Decorated 

1 1 

3 2 

1 1 

1 1 

1 1 

2 2 


_ Missing 1 



G. A. Ross 

Editor and Publisher, The A. T. O. Bugle 

Some one has said that the easiest — and yet the hardest — 
thing to do is to talk about yourself. During our first few 
months at college, the most of us delight in extolling our own 
virtues and picking flaws in the other fellow's work, but after 
we have left the undergraduate days behind, and get a few of 
the rough edges smoothed out in the business world, we seem to 
lose that complacent air of self-assurance, and are more apt to 
prefer listening to the other fellow's narrative rather than tell- 
ing our own. 

However, it may be worth-while to relate the story of how 
Indiana Gamma Omicron succeeded in establishing a chapter 
publication which is now in its third year, for I believe that our 
experiences in the journalistic field hold a few lessons which our 
sister chapters may apply and profit thereby. 

When I first entered the bonds of our Brotherhood — back 
at Purdue University, in 1913 — our chapter had a House Asso- 
ciation which was made up of about 110 "grads" and "ex-" 
men, together with some 25 members of our active chapter. The 
avowed purpose of this House Association, as the name signifies, 
was — and is — to build a suitable home, as we had lived in rented 
property for some ten or twelve years. Our chapter, in common 
with other Greek letter organizations, some time ago worked out 
a- plan whereby each man is asked to sign ten house notes, each 
for ten dollars, at the time of initiation ; these notes come due 
annually, the first one being payable one year after the Brother 
in question has been made an A T 0. 

On first glance, it would seem that this plan of financing a 
chapter house could be "put over" successfully; however, there 
was one great obstacle to be overcome: while the Brothers were 
members of the active chapter, and were still in College the house 
association could colled its' notes without much difficulty. Un- 
fortunately, when the men left our chapter home we found it 
much harder to keep in touch with them, as the alumni seem 


to be always moving from city to city. Now and then Brothers 
would marry, and in a very few instances I have known of 
Brothers who were killed in accidents, and we would not hear 
of it at the chapter house until months later. This may seem 
strange, but when alumni are scattered over all parts of the 
United States, it is difficult to keep in close communication with 
them, as comparatively few of the older men write the active 
chapter more than once or twice each year. Obviously, it was 
important that we take some step which would have for its 
purpose the uniting of our alumni, and thereby strengthening 
the bonds of A T 0. True, our house association had its annual 
meetings at the chapter house, but these sessions were attended 
by the same few each year, as many of the old grads living in 
far distant cities were unable to leave their business and journey 
across country to LaFayette. 

The year I was a junior things came to a crisis. Our chap- 
ter had reached the place where it was difficult to get new pled- 
ges, as our house was not very attractive. We had beautiful 
plans drawn of the new house which was to be built and occu- 
pied "when the house association funds warranted such an ac- 
tion, ' ' but with the alumni not always remembering to pay their 
notes, and no good medium at hand for creating interest in the 
active chapter and house association project, it is not strange 
that the shekels did not flow in as rapidly as might be desired. 

After going over the matter carefully, those of us in the 
active chapter at the time decided that we could never get our 
alumni back of us unless we met them half-way. Therefore, in 
the spring of 1915 we put out our initial chapter publication — 
a four page, five column bulletin, called The Dope Sheet. This 
bulletin related all the news concerning our alumni and their 
whereabouts that we had been able to collect: a brief sketch of 
the active chapter was run, listing each man's undergraduate 
activities ; we also included a few halftones, one showing the ac- 
tive chapter as a whole. We took special care to enumerate 
changes in faculty personnel and Avrote a few words about the 
new buildings which had been erected on the campus during 
the preceding year. This paper was sent to all our alumni free 
of charge, the expense being met by the active chapter. 


The effect was more than worth the time and money expend- 
ed. Some of the "old boys" commenced to come back "home" 
(and you may be sure we saw to it that they were received "with 
open arms") ; now and then we would receive a letter from an 
alumnus in some far off city, commending us on our publication, 
and telling us how much he enjoyed reading about " 'Stick', 
'08," or " 'Steve,' 'ex-12" and that "I hav'nt heard from that 
old 'squirt' since we left college together some four years ago." 

The next year we duplicated our efforts ; however, this time 
we featured the new house proposition and devoted our entire 
front page to a series of drawings and an architect's description 
of how our completed chapter home would look. An appeal for 
the payments of house notes was made by our treasurer, and he 
later told me that quite a few of the Brothers listed as "dead 
ones" — so far as answering letters was concerned — commenced 
to show some interest in the chapter and later paid part, if not 
all, of their house notes. In June, 1916, I finished my course 
at Purdue, and the next year a creditable number of The Dope 
Sheet was put out under the direction of C. C. Miller who had 
been one of my assistant editors. 

Then came the war, and within a very few months most of 
the active chapter and many of the alumni were either in train- 
ing camps or had crossed to the other side ; our chapter house 
was almost closed, and there seemed to be no one to take charge 
of our delegation and keep the Brothers together. 

With the men scattered everywhere, and no possible way of 
keeping in touch with each other, the need became urgent for 
some sort of medium which would act as the connecting link. It 
was under these circumstances that The Bugle, our four (and 
often six) page, three column, monthly chapter publication was 

Prom the very first our paper was a modest success, but we 
certainly met our share of obstacles! The work of editing the 
little publica lien wax taken over by the writer, and at, that time 
I was expecting to he called in the draft any day. Later things 
worked out better, as I was listed for "limited service" and went 
to Washington as assistant national business manager of the 
Pour Minute division of the Committee on public information. 


During the ten months I was in Washington, it was necessary to 
have the Bugle published in a city nearly twenty hours ride from 
the capital, as printing costs in the latter city were prohibitive. 
These of you who are familiar with "long distance printing," 
as it were, can imagine what troubles beset my path ; however. 
it all worked fine in the end, and we are now in our third year, 
and as The Palm recently said "going stronger every issue" 

In order that the Bugle may cover the field thoroughly, we 
endeavor to touch on many activities which interest our readers. 
For instance, one section' of the paper is devoted to changes a1 
Purdue (this was especially useful in the recenl reorganization 
of the Purdue Alumni association) ; another section is given over 
to the publishing of letters from alumni; still another contains 
a summary of athletic conditions, both at Purdue and in the rest 
of the Conference; we also publish news concerning brothers who 
are too busy to write personal letters about themselves. Often 
a column will be devoted to activities of the men in our local 
chapter; another relates what is happening of interest in our 
national fraternity, as gleaned from The Palm, and recently we 
have been able to publish a series of pictures and short character 
sketches of prominent Alpha Taus, thanks to the courtesy of 
Brother Frank W. Scott, editor of our national organ. It is 
also a part of our plan to see that each active chapter, the na- 
tional officers and alumni associations of the Fraternity receive 
copies of The Bugle each month. 

This fall, on the date of the Purdue-Illinois game, at La- 
Fayette, we are expecting to have the biggest "get-together 
session" ever staged in the history of our chapter. For some 
months The Bugle has been boosting this project — which we 
call our PEP-fest — and unless all signs fail, we will not only have 
most of our alumni back at the chapter house for the week-end 
of October 11, but also, definite action will be taken on the build- 
ing of a new fraternity home. If our PEP-fest is a success, 
due credit should be given The Bugle, for it was through the 
medium of the printed page that our ' k PEP-fest plan" was 
first conceived and later put into execution. 

Naturally, you may ask : How is this paper financed, and 
who does the work ? As to the first question : each brother is 


charged $2.50 a year (but high printing costs will make it neces- 
sary for us to increase this price to $3.00 per annum) and in 
return receives a copy of The Bugle each month. However, just 
because a man does not pay his subscription it does not follow 
that he will be deprived of The Bugle, as every brother receives 
his copy each month. Deficits in subscription, which so far 
amount to nearly $200.00 as well as all the wcrk of editing and 
managing the publishing end of our bulletin, are looked after 
by the writer. 

As to policy, it may be defined along broad, general lines, as 
follows : We try to draw all brothers in A T O, and especially 
our own chapter, closer together; we seek to aid the national 
Fraternity and The Palm, as well as our University, at all times ; 
in short, our purpose in publishing The Bugle is to co-operate 
with all our brothers, our chapter and our own Purdue in every 
possible way. 

While the monetary compensation is nil, it is a real satis- 
faction to receive for publication letters from prominent men 
outside our own chapter; for instance, this month's (August) 
Bugle contains letters from our Worthy Grand Chief and Mr. 
George Ade, the writer. During the past year we have published 
at least fifteen letters from prominent men throughout the coun- 
try who have voluntarily expressed their appreciation of and 
their interest in our little paper. However, the best compensa- 
tion of all, at least from our standpoint, are the many communi- 
cations received from members of our own chapter — especially 
while the lads were in France — telling us how much The Bugle 
means to a man far from home and friends 'and University ; for, 
after all, what greater privilege may we seek than serving our 
Brothers in Alpha Tau? 

The fellows will be 
land on New Year's 







H. H. Cully 

There were many saddened hearts in the Alpha Tau Omega 
Brotherhood when the message flashed over the wires that Brother 
Emmett Franklin Eldredge of Ohio Alpha Nu Chapter had 
passed into the Great Beyond. He died at Albuquerque, N. Mex., 
Thursday evening, September 4. His connection with the Fra- 
ternity has been continuous for a period of over thirty years. 
A delegate to a number of the biennial congresses and a Prov- 
ince Chief in Province Seven for two years, he had a very ox- 
tensive acquaintance in the general Fraternity. He had a per- 
sonal acquaintance with all those who have shaped the destinies 
of the Fraternity from its earliest inception. 

Emmett Franklin Eldredge was born on a farm near the 
village of Edinburg, Portage County, Ohio, June 22, 1870. His 
father was a soldier in the Civil War, and in this service he 
contracted the fatal malady which caused his death when the 
subject of this sketch was but a child of two years. At the age 
of three years he went to live with his uncle, Joseph Fletcher, in 
Coshocton County, where he attended the district school and 
worked on the farm. In the spring of 1887 his mother and 
family moved to Mt. Union, that the children might attend col- 
lege there. Emmett returned to his mother's home at this time 
and entered college shortly thereafter. He was initiated into 
the Ohio Alpha Nu Chapter of our fraternity in the following 
year. He was a delegate to several congresses, and in 1900 was 
appointed Province Chief of the Seventh District. In this ca- 
pacity he served the fraternity for a period of two years. In 
this period of time he made a number of suggestions resulting 
in much new legislation within the Province that proved very 
beneficial to the work of the general fraternity. Overtures were 
made to him at different times to accept official positions in the 
fraternity, which he declined, offering as his excuse lack of time 
to devote to this worthy work. He was graduated from college 
in 1892. He enjoyed the reputation of being one of the best 
Latin and Greek students in the college. His college career was 


broken by one year of teaching in his native village of Edinburg. 
He entered the Sandusky (Ohio) High School in September as 
a teacher of Latin and English. Former Worthy Grand Chief 
E. J. Shives was then superintendent of the Sandusky schools. 
He remained there three years, going to the West High School, 
Cleveland, in 1895, where he remained until the forming of the 
new Lincoln High School, in 1900, to which he, with other West 
High teachers, was transferred. In 1902 he entered Harvard 
University, where he remained for two years and secured his 
Master's degree in English. Returning to Lincoln High School, 
after one year the new Glenville High School was opened in 
1905, and he was appointed assistant principal. A good admin- 
istrator, a forceful teacher, he gave himself with a whole-hearted 
enthusiasm. He was more anxious to serve than to record his 
services; to set others to work and give them the credit of the 
results, than to receive honor for himself. His constant, un- 
selfish, loving recognition of the good in others and the value 
of their work was a predominant trait in his character. Those 
qualities which most endeared Brother Eldredge to all who came 
in contact with him were a rare sweetness of temper, a courtesy 
that never failed, a geniality that knew no difference of rank or 
station, and unswerving steadfastness of purpose, an unconscious 
dignity of bearing that marked him as distinguished and to a 
rather unusual degree differentiated him from most men, and 
with all, a lofty and noble conception of duty and honor. His 
work with pupils did not cease with the class-room activities. 
Outside of school he followed them with earnest solicitude. In 
their subsequent accomplishments he was the joyous sharer; in 
their hours of adversity or defeat he was always the consoling 
companion. Service was the dominant trait of his life. 

Stricken down suddenly at the close of a busy year, in June, 
1910, he went to Saranac Lake, N. Y., in quest of health. He 
later went to Asheville, N. Car., where he was fully restored. 
Returning to the high school again, he continued for a few 
inonllis when he was again stricken down. lie went to California 
to live Returning after several year's, he entered the employ 
of i he Eland & McNally Book Company as one of their Ohio rep- 
resentatives. He continued with this company until he was 


again stricken, several years ago. Going to Asheville again, he 
remained there for some time, and early last winter went to 
Albuquerque, where he died on Thursday evening, September 
4. The immediate cause of his death was an aggravated attack 
of gall-stones. This was preceded by a series of hemorrhages, 
which had left him in a very weakened condition. The funeral 
was. held at Ravenna, Ohio, from the M. E. Church, on Tuesday 
afternoon, September 9. The services were conducted by the 
Rev. Joseph Past, also a member of Ohio Alpha Nu Chapter, 
assisted by President W. H. McMaster, of Mt. Union College, 
and Rev. C. H. Hauger, of Ravenna. Many of his fraternity 
brothers attended. He was buried in the village cemetery at 
Edinburg. Brother Eldredge leaves his mother and his sister, 
Mary, a teacher in the Lorain Public School ; two brothers, Rev. 
Louis Eldredge, pastor of the M. E. Church at Clyde, Ohio, and 
Assistant Superintendent A. C. Eldredge, of the Cleveland 
schools. He was a Methodist and a Mason. 

A veritable prince among men has thus been stricken down, 
one of the noblest that ever lived. As John Temple Graves said 
at the burial of Henry W. Grady, "No fire that can be kindled 
upon the altar of speech can relume the radiant spark that per- 
ished yesterday. No blaze born in all our eulogy can burn be- 
side the sunlight of his useful life. After all, there is nothing 
grander than such living. I have seen the light that gleamed 
from the headlight of some giant engine rushing on through 
the darkness, heedless of opposition, fearless of danger, and I 
thought it was grand. I have seen the light come over the eastern 
hills in glory, driving the hazy darkness like mist before a sea- 
born gale, till leaf and tree and blade of grass glittered in the 
myriad diamonds of the morning ray and I thought it was 
grand. I have seen the light that leaped at midnight athwart 
the storm-swept sky, shivering over chaotic clouds; mid howl- 
ing winds, till cloud and darkness and the shadow-haunted 
earth flashed into mid-day splendor and 1 knew it was grand. 
But the grandest thing next to the radiance that flows from 
the Almighty Throne is the light of a noble and beautiful life 
wrapping itself in benediction around the destinies of men and 
finding its home in the blessed bosom of the everlasting God/' 


Paul R. Hickok 

Chairman of the High Council 

Editor of the Palm: 

I am sending you herewith a clipping from a recent Cleve- 
land paper that tells of the death of Brother Emmet F. Eld- 
redge. Many of the older readers of the Palm will at once 
recognize this name and their hearts will be warm with the 
grateful memory of the genial personality and magnificent 
character the name represented. For more than a score of years 
he was among the leading spirits of our Fraternity in Ohio and 
no more dearly beloved Brother than he ever met in our Councils. 

When the province system was being formed, he was among 
the first men who served in that office. But long before such 
a plan was made for closer oversight of the chapters, he was 
an unofficial "chief" of all the Alpha Taus in Ohio. 

He enjoyed to an unusual degree, the completest confi- 
dence of the alumni and the members of the chapters. Again 
and again on social occasions in formal dinners and such gath- 
erings, I have heard him talk with utmost frankness and with 
true fatherly affection saying from the depths of his heart the 
things that the boys so much needed to hear, yet would have 
been unacceptable and ineffective from anyone less loved or 
trusted than he was. Every boy in Ohio knew that Emmet 
Eldredge loved him and earnestly desired his highest welfare. 

My personal relations with him were very close indeed. 
They began sometime before the Cleveland Congress in 1896. 
He was one of the most active of that little group of Cleveland 
men that planned the "Cleveland Congress" — the congress 
which ever since has been remembered as among the most pleas- 
ant and successful that our Fraternity has held. I still have 
among my cherished possessions, a little bundle of nearly a doz- 
en hand written letters which represent Eldredge J s correspon- 
dence with me as Worthy Master of our chapter in prepara- 
tion Cor that congress. Think of the labor that it involved 


when there was similar correspondence with all the chapters 
in Ohio and with scores of alumni everywhere. 

When I became Worthy Grand Chief, I begged him to re- 
sume his office of Province Chief, a relationship which had been 
interrupted six years before when he left the State. Our per- 
sonal relations had been so intimate that he was reluctant to be- 
come Province Chief in my administration lest it might be mis- 
understood and possibly misinterpreted. However, in due time, 
he yielded to my insistence and his service was as devoted and 
effective as such a loyal man could render in spite of the fact 
that before the term was completed his health became so serious- 
ly impaired as to require the beginning of the long series of 
treatments which continued for nearly ten years until his death. 

Heroic and zealous as he always had been in health, he 
continued so to be in spirit while he was fighting the progres- 
sive weakness of body. I saw him in the Adirondacks, in Wash- 
ington, in the mountains of North Carolina, and in Ohio. He 
was always the cheery, optimistic, hopeful, clean minded, strong 
sighted Christian brother whose faith in God and whose confi- 
dence in humanity had made him to be such a powerful in- 
fluence among the lives of the great army of young men with 
whom he came in contact in the high schools of Cleveland and 
in the chapters of our beloved Fraternity. 

Inasmuch as his failing health has compelled him to be ab- 
sent from most of the Congresses and Conclaves in recent years, 
he was not known to a great number of our younger brothers. 
The affectionate appreciation in which he was held by those who 
knew him in former years makes me desire to pay this little 
tribute to his personal worth and to his fine service. His was 
a life worth while. He wrought himself magnificently into the 
lives and characters of those with whom he w T alked. His charac- 
ter was that of a man of clean thought, clean speech, powerful 
personality, utmost unselfishness, together Avith a frank and un- 
feigned faith in God. My own heart is heavy with the loss of 
such a brother, but filled with rejoicing in contemplation of all 
that he has contributed to my life and to the lives of those who 
knew him. 

Paul R. Hickok. 


Uncle Bill is back on the job, say the older brothers, who 
are all cheered and comforted by the news, because they know 
that there is no more resourceful and indefatigable worker in 
the the fraternity than he. To the younger members, perhaps,, 
the announcement ought to be made in some such form as : 
Major William C. Smiley, recently Principal Assistant in the 
Negative Branch, Military Intelligence Division, assigned to the 
General Staff Corps, has received his discharge and returned 
to St. Paul and his duties as a lawyer and a member of the 
faculty in extension work in the University of Minnesota. 

Brother Smiley became restless for action some time before 
Wilson ceased to keep us out of war, attended the training camp 
at Plattsburg in 1916, and was elected a director of the Train- 
ing Camp Association. In the spring of 1917 he was active in 
organizing the proposed camp at Fort Snelling, Minn., which 
subsequently became an Officers' Training Camp. When the 
United States entered the war he was Judge Advocate of Minne- 
sota, and naturally he hoped to be called as such ; but the num- 
ber of states, each with its Judge Advocate, far exceeded the 
number of National Guard divisions, and Minnesota was not 
called upon for such an officer.. 

Rejected from the Officers' Training Camp, and barred from 
enlistment because of his age, he applied to the Judge Advocate 
of the Army, but found that nearly every lawyer in the United 
States had put in a prior application. 

At this juncture he wrote to a companion in the Spanish 
War, who was a member of the General Staff. In reply he was 
commissioned Captain in the U. S. R. and assigned to the Mili- 
tary Intelligence section of the War College, which later became 
the Military Intelligence Division of the General Staff. He re- 
ported for duly on November 1(>, 1917. It was expected when 
he took the job that he could handle all the work done, but the 
task and the force grew rapidly, until this became the largest 
section of the General Staff, employing eighty officers — Smiley 
was executive officer of the section. 


His duties were with that branch of the Intelligence divi- 
sion which had to do with frustrating the espionage and prop- 
aganda planned by the enemy — to spy on their espionage and 

knock the props from under 
their propaganda. It was the 
business of Brother Smiley 
and his staff to know what 
the enemy was doing along 
these lines, listen to the Ger- 
man propaganda, keep a nice 
Little file of information about 
gentlemen and ladies who 
said or did funny things at 
a dangerous place or time. 
It was not Brother Smiley's 
business to put on pink whisk- 
ers and run down an enemy, 
or to prosecute. Rut if one 
wonders why, with all the 
stinking mass of enemy sym- 
pathizers there were in this 
country, with the whole place 
infested with enemy spies, 
with practically enemy sub- 
headquarters across the Rio 
Grande — w r hy, with all this 
thus, there was no more blow- 
ing up of bridges, exploding 
of munitions plants, burning 
of stores, and the multifari- 
ous other damages that a con- 
cealed enemy might do, the 
answer is largely to be found 
in the thoroughness witli 
which this country kept tab 
on the situation. And that 
part of the work pertaining 
to military intelligence was 
looked after by the branch to 

Major William C. Smiley 

which Brother Smiley belonged. To illustrate, take the case 
of — but we must not get started on that line, or the Palm never 
will get printed. 

His work was mostly in Washington, with hurried inspec- 
tion trips to various parts of the country. In August, 1918, 
Smiley was promoted to Major, U. S. A., and ordered to France. 
He sailed on the 28th of the same month, on the George Wash- 
ington, reported to G. H. Q. A. E. F., was assigned as Miliatry 
Observer of Intelligence Organization, and set out for a journey 
through the training area. The reader will now take a long 
breath and prepare to follow our W. G. K. A. as he goes. about 
his business. From G. H. Q. he went to the St. Mihiel sector 
to observe the Intelligence service under battle conditions, going 
in at Mamey and Limey ; then he went to the Vosges to see how 
the machine was working ina" quiet ' ' sector. Quiet is a purely 
relative term. To prove that, and to show that Brother Smiley 
spread sunshine wherever he went, and brought joy to the 
hearts of many an American doughboy, it must here be told 
that one day while Uncle Bill was whizzing along in a G. H. Q. 
car, at forty or fifty miles an hour, twelve or fifteen miles from 
the German lines, the Huns heaved an ash can which lit in the 
road just behind the whizzing car. Of course no private would 
wish any harm to a G. H. Q. car, but for some distance onward 
Smiley did his whizzing between two lines of jumping, shooting, 
happy doughboys, who uproariously assured him that "it lit in 
the road." 

Then he went up to the British sector, thence to Tours, 
from which he traveled through the supply and replacement 
area, then to Bordeaux, then to Paris, the Intelligence headquar- 
ters S .0. S., and back to G. H. Q. Most of this trip was made 
in the company of Robineau, member of Omega chapter. 
While the Argonne fight was in full swing he went to St. Mihiel, 
thence to Verdun, and westward through the Argonne combat 
sector, and after a return to G. H. Q., made hurried trips to 
Paris, Tours, the First Army area, and the Second Army area. 

A fi<r the armistice was signed he spent a short time in 
Paris, two weeks in England, returned on the Celtic four months 
after Leaving America, and was made principal assistant in the 


Negative Branch, which included the old section and four others. 
Later he was made a member of the General Staff Corps, usually 
assigned to Regulars only, and was discharged on August 11. 

When you see his genial countenance at Cleveland at Con- 
gress time, maybe he will tell you some of the filler for this 
skeleton. But he will not take you off to corner and show 
you a letter from his chief. So here it is — sent to him, when 
he was discharged, b} r General Churchill, Chief of Military 
Intelligence : 
My dear Major Smiley: 

I wish to go on record as saying that in losing you the Military 
Intelligence Division loses one of its most industrious, able and loyal 

You have done a large share of the constructive work of the Neg- 
ative Branch and the various manuals which you prepared during the 
last war will, I am certain, serve as a basis for the policy of the 
United States in such matters during the next conflict. 

When that time comes I hope that you will be with us again in 
person, but if that is impossible, we will at least have the satisfaction 
of knowing that thousands of other men are being guided by the 
work of your brain. 

With best wishes for your success in civil life, I am, 
Very sincerely yours, 

Marlborough Churchill. 
To Major W. C. Smiley, G. S., 

Military Intelligence Division, 
Washington, D. C. 


The growth of the democratic spirit incident to the colossal 
struggle to "make the world safe for democracy" has caused 
much searching of the heart among college men and women. As 
a result, the question is being asked whether the college frater- 
nity with its secrecy, its exclusiveness, and its more or less self- 
centered attitude is compatible with the spirit of democracy. The 
fraternity is a highly selected group. It is composed usually of 
those who from the standpoint of social and economic advantages 


or of natural endowment are best equipped for leadership and 
service. The opponents of the fraternity contend that these 
powers, which should be placed at the service of the community 
as a whole, are selfishly monopolized in the interest of a small 
group. The charge is a serious one. It must be frankly con- 
fessed that in many instances it has a substantial basis of fact. 
It is one thing, however, to point out the abuses of the fraternity. 
It is quite another thing to claim that the college fraternity is 
fundamentally incompatible with the spirit of American democ- 
racy. This is the real issue. 

We must bear in mind first that the college fraternity is 11 
a sense natural and inevitable. It is the product of the instinc- 
tive tendency to form groups, especially powerful in young 
people just becoming aware of the social implications of life. 
Just as youngsters thrown upon the streets form "gangs," so 
students from the day of the University of Athens, two thousand 
years ago, have followed the impulse to form groups. The sheer 
fact of the fraternity group, therefore, is no evidence against it. 
The fraternity group is here to meet a real and natural human 
need. When fraternities have been excluded by the college 
authorities student groups have nevertheless arisen. In some of 
our leading colleges these unregulated local student clubs have 
proven a far greater menace to democracy than the institution- 
alized national organizations. This inevitable organization into 
groups is really the result of the demands of the moral economy. 
Character is formed through group contacts. Youth especially 
demands the training provided by group life. Social reformers 
are coming to recognize that the key to their problems is found 
in iIh- psychology of the group, in the nature of the social disci- 
pline it provides for the training of character and the prepara- 
lion for social service. 

The problem of the college fraternity then is not a matter of 
the existence or the non-existence of student groups. These we 
shall always have. Ii is a question as to the type of character 
encouraged by the fraternity group. Is the moral atmosphere of 
the fraternity in harmony with the spirit of democracy? This 
is the ultimate question. 

The indictments against the fraternity can be narrowed 


down to one, namely, that it violates the fundamental democratic 
principle of equality. Out of this grow the snobbishness and ex- 
clusiveness so inimical to the spirit of human brotherhood and to 
that rational and sympathetic likemindedness without which 
true democracy is impossible. When the college fraternity arbi- 
trarily selects from an incoming freshman class certain individ- 
uals who happen to have social position, wealth, or personal 
attractions, assets which are the gifts of fortune rather than their 
personal achievements, the healthful democratic sentiment of the 
college and the community is at once challenged. On the face 
of things this seems a violation of the spirit and intent of democ- 
racy. It is inevitable, therefore, that the highly intelligent and 
morally sensitive college community should demand of the fra- 
ternity by what right it makes these distinctions. Does it pro- 
pose to capitalize the wealth or superior social intellectual capa- 
cities of those thus selected and make use of them iu the further- 
ing of narrow and selfish group interests? The question is a 
pertinent one, and the college community and society have a per- 
fect right to ask it. 

To this question the fraternity man may reply that in ordi- 
nary life men and women are constantly being selected for 
membership in organizations of a fraternal, economic, profes- 
sional or social nature. If there is any violation of the demo- 
cratic principle of equality it is no worse in college than else- 
where. The parallel, however, is hardly justifiable. For the 
college occupies a unique position in the community. It moves 
at a much loftier moral level than that of business. For it is 
not run on a profit basis. It is supported by public revenues or 
private philanthropy. Its students often hold scholarships. They 
are given these years of study to fit themselves for the service 
of society. The college group, therefore, both students and pro- 
fessors, are doubly responsible to the community. They more 
than any other members of society must cherish a high and holy 
regard for the principles of civic righteousness. The college 
life should be an epitome of the purest ideals of democracy. Here 
if anywhere the maxim should hold ' ' a man 's a man for a ' that. ' ' 

If we are to find justification for the fraternity, therefore, 
it must be on other and higher grounds. Equality, we are now 


coming to recognize, is not an absolute principle nor is it a goal 
of democracy. Nature has seen to it that there should be diver- 
sity of gifts; no amount of training can ever place the dullard 
in the class with the genius. Furthermore we realize that in- 
equality as well as equality is one of the conditions of social pro- 
gress. That most progressive social orders from the days of 
Pericles to the present have been those where we have had a 
happy combination of natural with social selection so that those 
gifted for leadership in art, science, politics or business should 
be enabled to utilize their gifts to the utmost in the service of 
men. For this reason, therefore, equality of opportunity or at 
least equality of social consideration is felt to be the best in- 
strument democracy has yet been able to devise for assuring 
social justice. Not a cheap and vulgar "egalitarianism" is the 
end of democracy but a progressive and enlightened social order 
in which the principle of equality is made use of for the justifi- 
cation of ultimate and necessary and inevitable inequalities. 

It would seem then that the fraternity must submit to the 
same test by which all forms of discrimination must justify 
themselves in a democracy. It must justify its violation of the 
principle of equality on the ground that this is in the interest 
of a larger and richer life for the individuals concerned and for 
the community of which they are members. When all the mem- 
bers of the freshman class are given equal opportunity for ad- 
vancement in the way of scholarships or college honors, it is not 
felt that these discriminations violate the spirit of democracy al- 
though they do introduce striking inequalities into the college 
life. The fraternity must measure up to the same high standard 
of democratic excellence if it wishes to satisfy the moral demands 
of the community. When the members of the college community 
see that the fraternity man or woman does not waste the oppor- 
tunities afforded by more intimate and helpful social relations 
but makes them instruments for the expansion of personal capa- 
city and for the enrichment of the social and intellectual life of 
the college as a whole, the voice of the critic will be stilled. The 
fraternity will then become not an end in itself but merely an 
instrument for the attainment of the \'-<\r nobler ends of scholar- 
ship, service, and democracy. 


Where the fraternity lives for the community, subordina- 
ting immediate group interests to the common good, it will not 
be hard to cultivate that sympathetic and intelligent likeminded- 
ness that is the very heart and soul of democracy. The intimate 
and more personal ties of the fraternity group will then serve as 
effective instruments for making the individual more keenly 
aware of his larger loyalties. Just as a man learns to love and 
serve the community through his own home, so college men are 
taught to love their Alma Mater and their fellow-men through 
the fraternity. The fraternity member especially, by virtue of 
the very fact of his many privileges and advantages and the re- 
sponsibilities they bring, needs to keep ever in mind the principle 
that animates all true democracy and forms the very essence of 
the moral and spiritual order itself, "He that findeth his life 
shall lose it; he that loseth his life shall find it." It is only 
through constant loyalty to this spirit that we can ever hope to 
make the fraternity safe for democracy. — John M. Mecklin in 
the Kappa Alpha Theta. 


Walter Ben Hare 



(To be sung slowly and tenderly to the tune of "Oh, Happy Day.") 

How dry I am, how dry I am, 

Nobody seems to give a clam. 

In Florida the lemons grow, 

But there are none in A. T. 0. 

Away down south 'neath Georgia's sun 

The bullfrogs sing of Province One. 

A Tau I am, A Tau 111 be, 

A Tau through all eternity. 

Copyright, 1918. 


(Tune: "Over There," Chorus in B Flat) 

Province Two, Province Two, 
Gold and Blue, ever true, 

Province Two ! 
Out in Indiana they sing soprano 
And raise the banner, gold and blue ! 
Illinoo, Michigoo, 

Join with Old Wisconsin as you coo 
For Tau Omega with voices eager — 
And we won't be still 
Till you cheer for Province Two. 



(Tune: Policemen's Chorus from "Pirates of Penzance") 

Hail, hail, the gang's all here, 

What the yell do we care — 

What the yell do we care ? 
Hail, hail, the gang's all here, 

What the yell do we care now? 

Yell, yell, Nebraska, yell, 

Western boys are steady, 
Bold and rough and ready — 
Yell, yell, for Kansas yell, 

A. T. O. and Province Three ! 

Hail, hail, Wyoming, hail, 

Cheer for Colorado, 

Kansns and Nebraska, 
Hail, hail, the gang's all here, 

A. T. O. nnd Province Three ! 

(Tunc: "Yankee Doodle") 

We're the bunch of Yankee boys, 

Never known to falter, 
Bach one is a brother true, 

And wears tin 4 cross of Malta. 
:', i <; 

Yankee Doodle, hip, hurrah, 
Shout a rah, rah, reega ! 
Shout some more for Province Four 
And Alpha Tau Omega ! 


(Tune: Chorus of "John Brown's Body") 

Old New York and Pennsylvania, 
Old New York and Pennsylvania, 
Old New York and Pennsylvania, 
The Boys of Province Five ! 

Rickety-rax co-ax, co-ax, 
Rickety-rax co-ax, co-ax ! 

Reega, Reega, 

Rah, rah, Rive ! 
Rickety-rax co-ax, co-ax, 
Rickety-rax co-ax, co-ax, 

Empire, Keystone, 

Province Five ! 



(Tune: "Dixie," in the 'key of (') 

Way down south in the land o' cotton. 

Cinnamon seed and sandy bottom, 
Look away, look away, look away, Dixie Land ! 

Carolina and Virginia 

Alpha Tans are bound to win yer — 
Look away, look away, look away, Dixie Land ! 

Our Cause w r as born in Dixie, 

Hurray, hurray; 
In Sixty-five we came alive 
To live and thrive in Dixie ; 
Away, away, away down south in Dixie, 
Away, away, away down south in Dixie ! 



(Tune: "Goodbye Broadway, Hello France") 

Cheer up, brothers ; look who's here — 

The Buckeye bunch are we, 
Bound together, heart and hand, 

In our fraternity. 
Give a yell for Province Seven, 

Ohio's sons are true, 

Marching on to victory 

'Neath the gold and blue ! 


(Tune: "Smiles") 

Give a cheer for every brother 

Who has worn the gold and blue, 
Give a cheer for sweetheart, wife and' mother, 

And each chapter, old and new. 
Give a cheer for all our glorious country, 

Tennessee and old Kentucky State — 
Give a cheer for Alpha Tau Omega, 

And another for Province Eight! 


(Tune: "Marching Through Georgia") 

Hurrah, hurrah, Pacific boys are we, 
Hurrah, hurrah, from the Rockies to the sea, 

Firm we plant our banner, 

We're as loyal as can be — 
Province Nine of Alpha Tau Omega. 


(Tune: "America") 

Way down in Province Ten 
Over four thousand men 

Love A. T. 0. 
In good old Alabam, 
And in Lonisian, 
And Texas' golden strand 

Lives A. T. 0. 


(Tune: "When Johnny Comes Marching Home") 

St. Patrick was an Alpha Tau, 

He was, he was; 
St. Patrick was an Alpha Tau, 

He was, he was. 
He joined the bunch right next to Heaven, 
The bunch that's known as Province Eleven, 

We'll give three cheers for 

Pat and Alpha Tau. 

In Minnesota and Iowa, 

And out in old Mizzou, 
The Alpha Taus have swept the land 

Beneath the gold and blue ; 

S^. Patrick joined the Malta crew, 
Old Billie bumped him black and blue, 

So give three cheers for 

Pat and Alpha Tau! 


If you carry your girl's picture in the back of your watch 
take a squint at it every few days to see if it is there. We knew 
a man whose girl removed her picture from the back of Jimmy 's 
watch just to see how long it would be before he missed it. She 
waited two years for him to miss it and then sued him for breacli 
of promise. 


The college man always can find a little time for leisure 
reading. We do not pose as an authority on good literature but 
any young man who reads the list of books given below will have 
a working knowledge, at least, of authors that are in the eye of 
the general public. Read one good book each month for a year 
and see if you are not satisfied with the result of improving your 
spare time. 

1. The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini. Scandal of 
the middle ages. 


2. -"Youth" by Joseph Conrad. The Sea. 

3. "Man and Superman" by G. B. Shaw. Scintillating 

4. The Book of Job. Poetry supreme. 

5. "Our Mutual Friend" by Charles Dickens.. Mystery 
by a master. 

6. "Henry IV, Part I" by Shakespere. Introducing Fal- 

7. "Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven" by Mark 

8. " The Three Musketeers " by Dumas. A man's book. 

9. " The Everlasting Mercy ' ' by John Masefield. 

10. ' ' Sister Carrie ' ' by Theodore Dreiser. 

11. "Spoon River Anthology" by E. L. Masters. 

12. The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson. 


An eminent authority says that kissing babies is a horrible 
crime, but if you must kiss them for the sake of hygiene kiss 
them on the back of the neck. Peculiar! We always thought 
that was what you lifted them up by. 


(Tune: "Juanita," in B Flat. To be sung slowly and tenderly) 

Hearts bound together, 
While the evening shadows fall ; 

Heed wind nor weather 
In our Temple Hall. 

Hearts strong yet eager 
In their love for A. T. 0. 

Alpha Tau Omega — 
Memories come and go! 

Alpha Tau Omega, 
AH our hearts arc linked in thee, 

Alpha Tau Omega — 
Our Fraternity! 



Teacher : An abstract noun is the name of something you 
can think of but cannot touch. Now, Wilbur, can you give me 
an example of an abstract noun? 

Nebraska Frosh : Well, the only one I can think of just 
now is a red-hot poker. 


When you hear the door-bell ring — 

On your job! 
When the phone goes ding-a-ling, 

On your job ! 
When you're feeling tired and blue, 
Home-sick, don't know what to do, 
And a Junior yells at you — 

On your job! 


It is a sign of the times that "Commerce and Finance," a 
New York publication printed recently the following letter un- 
der the title "A Son's Letter to His Dead Father," stating that 
it was designed to promote a better understanding between liv- 
ing fathers and their sons : 
"Dear Dad: 

I am writing this to you, though you have been dead thirty 

From your seat in the Place Beyond I hope you can see these 
lines. I feel I must say some things to you, things I didn't 
know when I was a boy in your house, and things I was too 
stupid to say. 

It's only now, after passing through the long, hard school 
of years, only now, when my own hair is gray, that I under- 
stand how you felt. 

It must have been a bitter trial to you. I believed in my 
own petty wisdom, and I know now how ridiculous it was com- 
pared to that calm, ripe, wholesome wisdom of yours. Most of 
all, I want to confess my worst sin against you. It was the feel- 
ing I had that you "did not understand." 


When I look back over it now, I know that you did under- 
stand. You understood me better than I did my self. Your 
wisdom flowed around mine like an ocean around an island. 
And how patient you were with me ! How full of long-suffering, 
and kindness! 

And how pathetic, it now comes home to me, were your 
efforts to get close to me, to win my confidence, to be my pal! 
I wouldn't let you. I couldn't. 

What was it held me aloof? I don't know. But it is tra- 
gic — that wall that rises between a boy and his father, and their 
frantic attempts to see through it and climb over it. 

I wish you were here now, across the table from me, just 
for an hour, so that I could tell you there 's no wall any more ; I 
understand you now, Dad, and, God! how I love you, and I wish 
I could go back and be your boy again. I know now I could 
make you happy every day. I know how you felt. 

It took a good many years for this prodigal son — and all sons 
are in a measure prodigal — to come to himself, but I've come, I 
see it all now. I know what a rich and priceless thing, and one 
least understood, is that mighty love and tenderness and craving 
to help which a father feels toward his boy. 

For I have a boy of my own. And it is he that makes me 
want to go back to you, and get down on my knees to you. 

Up there somewhere in the Silence, hear me, Dad, and be- 
lieve me." 

A Banquet Toast 

'Twas a party in the city, 

And the crowd was rather gay ; 
They had wined and dined and toasted 

In the good old fashioned way. 
The last man on the program 

Gave a lesson straight from life, 
When ho said, " Hoys, lift your glasses 

In a toast to Old Friend Wife." 

Then a hush went round the table, 

Each one thought it was a joke, 
But the speaker paused a moment, — ■ 

When he spoke his voice broke : 
' ' I am serious, friends and brothers, 

Toast the grandest thing in life, 
Toast our sisters and our mothers, 

And at last toast Old Friend Wife. 

Hand in hand you've gone together 

The gold years and the gray, 
Summer shines and winter weather 

Each has come your way. 
She was glad when you were lucky, 

And when gloom and jinx were rife 
Words of cheer and smiles so plucky 

Came to you from Old Friend Wife. 

Oh, I know she's sometimes balky, 

And, of course, that makes you peeved 
Midnight lectures, — yes, she's talky, 

And you think you're deeply grieved. 
Just have patience, keep your temper, 

Do not mar your married life — 
In your heart of hearts you worship 

Talky, balky, Old Friend Wife. 

Stop a minute, think it over, 

Nine times out of ten she's right. 
Why should she stay home so lonely 

While you're chasing round at night? 
She's a soldier in life's battle, 

Though there's ne'er a drum nor fife, 
Help her fight her cares and troubles, 

She's a hero, Old Friend Wife. 

When you go to work each morning 
Kiss the wife a fond good-bye, 

Praise her looks and praise her cooking 

As you did in days gone by. 
Take her in your arms and tell her 

She's the crowning joy of life, 
Bring her flowers and bring her candy — 

Sweetheart ever, Old Friend Wife. 

Take a tip from me, my brothers, 
Strew the flowers along her way, 

For she won't be with you always, 
Soon the gold will turn to gray. 

Take her hand and call her sweetheart, 
Shield her from the cares and strife ; 

God alone knows all her troubles, 

Mother, Chum, and Old Friend Wife!" 

Walter Ben Hare. 

From "Costumes Monologues" Walter H. Baker Pub. Co., Boston, Mass. 


A detailed description of a chapter stunt 

It is a somewhat difficult matter to determine the very best 
time I have had at an Alpha Tau Omega party. There w r as 
a brown-eyed, chestnut-haired Lucille at a Georgia Alpha Theta 
house-party once, and soft music and Georgia punch and a full 
Georgia moon and a jasmine shaded balcony — and there was a 
little blonde Pi Phi at a Missouri Gamma Rho picnic and twi- 
light fading into dusk and a campfire with ukelele music in the 
distance — and a Cornell sailing party with a tall willowy bru- 
nette, not too willowy, y' understand!, and the moon shining 
in the ripples of Lake; Cayuga and a little hand, timid and cling- 
ing — and a formal house da nee at Sewanee where the A.T.O. 
spring gurgles romance and the mountain laurel flecks the 
moonlight and a ramble to the spring with a Memphis queen, an 
exchange of fraternity pins, sighs, vows and other tilings — and 

that wiener- roast near Delaware, Ohio (O, you Odevene!), a 

wading party with the St. Lawrence crowd near- Canton, N. Y., 
a tango tea in Chicago, an oyster roast in Macon, Ga. following 


a coon hunt, a country club dance at Washington U., moonlight, 
music, polished floors, charming girls ! But the Circus Dance 
given by the Nifty Chapter some eight years ago stands out 
preeminent as the most unique, jolly affair I ever attended. Oh, 
boy, that was some party. The social event of a lifetime, I'll 
say so. 

If you ever want to got up a dance that will put your 
name in red letters in Clara's stunt-book give a Circus Dance. 


The Invitations were in the form of circus or theatre tickets 
and were mailed some eight or ten days before the dance. On 
the back of mine was written "You are to impersonate Old 
Grandpaw Hayseed, aged 88, deef as a post, troubled with rheu- 
matics and palsy, but out fer a dern good time. Bring Grand- 
maw along. Every girl in school was wild with excitement or 
envy, A.T.O. stock went up 100 above par, and the twenty meu 
in the active chapter had the wild, mad rush of their young 
lives from the 200 or more effervescent co-ed s clamoring for 
bids. The Committee in charge had arranged for the active 
members and their lady friends to impersonate circus per- 
formers, and the alumni and guests to personate hicks attending 
the performance. The active members appeared as follows: 


The Ringmaster was the floor manager, leader of the grand 
march and chairman of the committee, lie wore riding boots, 
riding trousers, full dress coat and vest, white bow tie, top hat 
and gloves and carried a whip and a megaphone and had a 
whistle around his neck. His lady was Mile. Fleurette, a rider, 
resplendent in yellow T curls, black mosquito-bar fluffy skirts and 
crimson roses. 

The Side Show Barker was a stocky Junior dressed in loud 
check suit, yellow shoes, red vest, top hat, red bulbous nose and 
huge black mustache. He escorted a Balloon Girl wearing a 
fancy costume of white tulle trimmed with toy balloons. The 
Chariot Racer and his lady wore Grecian costumes of white 
bordered with purple, the Jockey and his "goil" wore regula- 
tion costumes of black and orange, the Sport Rider and his lady 
wore nifty riding costumes a la mode. 


Then there were Mr. and Mrs. Animal Trainer in military 
costumes and quirts, Mr. and Mrs. Cowboy with lariats, Mr. and 
Mrs. Injun with feathers, a Jap couple in kimonos, and two 
little Freshmen as the Gold Dust Twins. Mr. Hawaii wore 
white flannels and painted his face brown and Mrs. Hawaii 
wore red roses, yellow cambric and raffia. The Strong Man 
with muscles accentuated with straw wore tights and a skin rug 
and carried fake weights. He escorted the Snake Charmer re- 
splendent in pink and green trimmed with huge artificial snakes. 
The Wild Man was realistic in skins and wig and whiskers of 
black horse-hair and his lady, the Circassian Queen wore a 
home-made wig of hemp. The Monkey wore a brown canton- 
flannel all-over suit, tail and false-face and was led around by 
a charming Tambourine Girl clad in red, yellow and green rags. 

Mrs. and Mrs. Mexico appeared in native costume and were 
billed as the Knife Throwers from Chihuahua. Two Juniors 
appeared as an 'Elephant in an original costume of gray shawls, 
trunk, tail and paper tusks. Their girls were Harem Beauties, 
Fatima and Omar. There was a Mechanical Wax Man in mili- 
tary uniform, wig and mustache wound up by a Gypsy Fortune 
Teller wearing a costume trimmed in playing cards. Probably 
the most original costume was that worn by the Three-Legged 
Sailor, impersonated by two boys wearing a huge square card- 
board head and a single sailor suit made with three legs and 
two arms. Their ladies appeared as Yama Yama Girls in black 
and white clown suits. These forty persons constituted the 

The guests impersonated characters from the backwoods 
attending the performance. There were The Deacon and wife, 
Grandpaw and Grandmaw, The Undertaker in black and his 
somber lady, the Constable, the Old Maid, Sis Hopkins, Silly 
Bill, Uncle Rube and Aunt Mandy, a Country Bride and Groom, 
the Haymaker and the Milkmaid, the Tramp and the Trampess, 
Little Johnny Jones and his sister Sue, Fat Burns and the 
Giggling Girl, the Old Soldier and the Deaf Old Lady, Maw and 
Paw Hunks, Aunt Dinah (wearing black false face) and Baby 
Willie, Soldier and Sailor with two Liberty Girls in overalls, 


an Escaped Convict in Stripes and The Old Fashioned Girl in 
crinoline and pantalettes. • 

Several of the older guests came in ordinary clothes but 
were soon transformed by the Barker and the Balloon Girl into 
Hicks by the means of grease paint, bandana handkerchiefs, 
sunbonnets, aprons and straw hats provided for such an emer- 

The Show Grounds 

The large dancing hall had been divided into two parts by 
an awning simulating a circus tent. The dancing floor repre- 
sented the inside of the circus and the guests were not allowed 
to enter therein until the grand march. The smaller space re- 
presented the circus grounds, and here the guests were received 
by the Barker, the Balloon Girl and Mr. and Mrs. Mexico. At 
one end of the "grounds" was an elevated stage screened by 
curtains hiding the Strong Man, the Snake Charmer, the Ele- 
phant, the Harem Beauties, the Three-Legged Sailor and the 
Yama Yama Girls. At the other end of the "grounds" the 
Gold Dust Twins served strawberry lemonade and popcorn frit- 
ters. The Barker introduced his side-show on the elevated stage 
and the yaps were thrilled by the exhibition of the Strong Man 
and the Snake Charmer, amused by the Harem beauties and 
their trained elephant and applauded wildly the song and dance 
of the Yama Yama Girls and the Three-Legged Sailor. Then 
the Barker sold tickets for the big show and a line was formed 
to enter the ballroom. 

The Side Show 
In the circus tent the orchestra was seated in the center in 
a miniature ring, the Wax Man and the Fortune Teller (who 
did not dance) were in a small booth ready to pass out the favors 
and the receiving line stood at the entrance, the Ringmaster and 
Mile. Fleurette, the Grecian chariot racers, the jockeys, the 
sport riders, the animal trainers, the cowboys, Indians, Japs, 
Hawaiians and Mexicans. The Monkey and the Tambourine 
Girl were in the booth with the Wax Man. Red, White and 
blue lights and streamers decorated the hall, the orchestra played 
a typical circus march and the Grand March was on, everyone 
joining in. The march was led by the Ringmaster and Fleurette 


followed by the Barker and the Balloon Girl. The march end- 
ed in a wild one-step, all were seated and the Ringmaster mount- 
ed a platform and announced the first dance, "Lead out with 
your partner and change partners at the sound of the whistle." 
At the beginning of the second dance the Ringmaster announced, 
' ' All ladies sit on the right side of the hall and all gentlemen on 
the left." This was done. "The men remain seated while the 
ladies choose their partners for the next dance, but change part- 
ners at the sound of the whistle." 

Dance Novelties 

The third dance (Oh, that third — I didn't dance that with 
Grandmaw Hayseed) was a "Moonlight Waltz" with lights all 
out and a blue-shaded calcium flooding the room. Popular, 
was it ? Seven encores ! I danced with the Snake Charmer and 
who could blame the snakes when she had eyes like jet and 
peachy complexion and a line of patter that would make Pro- 
vidence Chief Drake (Bless him!) silent with admiration. 

The fourth dance was for the guests alone and at the sound 
of the whistle each guest was requested to select a partner from 
the circus folks. The fifth dance was a Paul Jones in which all 
circled wildly and then scrambled madly for partners at the 
sound of the whistle. The sixth dance required the ladies to 
march once around the hall in single file and then once around 
again, this time selecting partners from the admiring circle of 
expectant swains. The seventh dance was a "stunt dance," 
a funny old-fashioned quadrille danced by eight of the older 
couples who had been rehearsing the stunt for several days. 
Number Eight was an ordinary one-step with the "gal you love 
the best." Then came the 


Ice-cream cones, pop-corn fritters and lemonade, colored 
with red currant juice claimed the attention followed by several 
stunts including a tumbling stunt with a pyramid climax, a. 
burlesque aesthetic dance by the Lady Charioteer, the college 
song lustily rendered and then the orchestra struck up the 
Familiar strains of "The Bull Dog on the Bank" and every 
Loyal Alpha Tan arose, bunched and sang The Hang Together 
Tans with the Mechanical Wax Man beating time. The guests 


joined in the chorus and the old hall rang and re-rang with 
the old familiar: 

Oh, a Freshman loves his horse, 

And a Sophomore his beer, 
And a Junior loves his pipe 

As a senior loves his dear, — 
A Doctor loves his fee, 

And a Lawyer loves his law, 
But an A.T.O. holds naught so dear 

As a brother Alpha Tau. 

We're the Hang-together Taus, I-lee-o, I-lee-o, 
We're the Hang-together Taus, I-lee-o, I-lee-o, 
And each man is bound to each 
By friendship's holy laws, 
I-lee-o, I-lee-o, 
Hang-together Taus. 
The ninth dance was another Moonlight Waltz followed 
by a repetition of Number Five. Then for Number Eleven the 
girls went outside the tent and formed a line and the boys 
formed a line just inside the tent, neither line beino visible to 
the other — the music started up and the girls marched in the 
tent meeting their unknown partners just inside the opening. 

Then the couples marched past the favor booth and each 
girl received a toy balloon and each boy a paper trumpet. Fol- 
lowed fun fast and furious. The girls all lined up at one end 
of the hall and enjoyed a balloon race, each maiden propelling 
her balloon with her nose, all arms folded behind back. Then 
the boys tried to play the college song on their trumpets. Say, 
by this time every individual soul in that hall was saying that 
it was the time of their lives. Youth, Happiness, Music, Laugh- 
ter, Movement, Rough-house ! Shog, dull Care shog ! Even 
the Official Chaperone forgot to look at her wrist watch. 

The twelfth, thirteenth and fourteenth dances were repeti- 
tions of the first, second and third dances. The fifteenth dance 
was a "One Step Tag;" one couple carried a short wand tied 
with bells and this couple was "it" until they succeeded in 


tapping another couple with the wand. Sixteen was a "Spot 
Light" extra and seventeen was "Home Sweet Home." 
A Simplified Version 
Some chapters may desire to give a Circus Dance on a less 
elaborate scale. The circus tent made of awnings is an absolute 
necessity, also the red lemonade and ice-cream cones. Popcorn 
fritters are easily served but loose popcorn or peanuts are too 
mussy. Toy balloons and paper trumpets are easily procured. 
I would advise the committee in charge to read a copy of the 
theatrical paper called The Billboard as it contains many help- 
ful advertisements. The costumes may be very simple; if de- 
sired the "actives" could dress as clowns and ringmaster and 
the guests as hicks, or special costumes may be omitted and 
paper clown caps given as favors. The dance program suggest- 
ed could be given at any dancing party and should be a great 
relief from the stereotyped "program" dances. 

"Pepp" Hare. 




Robert E. L. Saner was re-elected on September 4 to serve 
for the third year as Chairman of the General Council of the 
American Bar Association. At the meeting held in Bostou 
Brother Saner also presided as Chairman of the section of Pub- 
lic Utility Law, and in that capacity gave an address on Sep- 
tember 2. The Boston Evening Transcript for September 4 
carried a five-column cut showing the General Council, with 
Brother Saner and his smile in the center of the front row. 

Philo M. Buck has recently been made dean of the Arts 
and Science College in the University of Nebraska. Dean West 
of Princeton once expressed the opinion that there were too 
many deans in the world, and that a lot of them ought to bo 
killed off. And there are a lot of college students who would 
applaud with unusual enthusiasm the opinion of Dean West. 
But since there are to be deans, there ought to be good ones, 
and there are — look at Brothers Clark, Lyon, and others for 
examples. The latest addition to the list of good deans fur- 
nished by Alpha Tau Omega is Brother Buck, who has but re- 
cently returned from service in the intelligence department of 
the army. 

The year book of Nebraska Theta tries to make a good In- 
dian of Philo by saying that he was born in India, where his 
father was a missionary. Who's Who says he was born in Mor- 
ristown, New Jersey, February 18, 1877. He must have been 
born in India at some other time. Any way, he is a good Indian 
wherever he was born, stands high with the chapter at Nebraska, 
has served on the interfraternity council there, and has done 
much to place Nebraska fraternities on a high plane. 

Brother Buck was educated at Philander Smith Institute 
in Mussoorie, India, in Gettysburg, Ohio Wesley an, and Har- 


vard. He is a member of the Gettysburg chapter. He went to 
Nebraska as associate professor of rhetoric in 1910 after having 
taught in St. Louis and other high schools, and was made pro- 
fessor in 1912. He has written several books on rhetorical and 
literary subjects, edited several others, and contributed articles 
to many periodicals. 


At the fifty-fourth annual convention of the State Camp 
of Pennsylvania, Patriotic Order Sons of America, held during 
August in Bethlehem, Pa., Claude T. Reno, formerly editor of 
the Palm, received the unanimous vote of the 900 delegates 
present for the office of State President. The Patriotic Order 
Sons of America is the oldest and largest fraternal and patri- 
otic society in Pennsylvania and consists of over 900 subordi- 
nate lodges with about 130,000 members. 

' L'- : " 

Laying the Cornerstone of the New Home of Ohio Alpha Nu 
The cornerstone for a fine new home for Ohio Alpha Nu 
was laid with appropriate ceremonies and cemented by a great 
banquet on June 18. A photograph of the cornerstone, its lay- 
ers, and its environment is shown here. Since the picture was 
made enough workmen have taken time off from their regular 
occupation of striking to Lay all the brick, and early in Septem- 
ber the structure was ready for the roof. 

The house is forty-three by forty-six feet in size, three 
stories high, and will house from fourteen to twenty men and 
the housekeeping staff. It is well situated, on a Lot two hundred 


feet square, adjoining the campus and just east of the admin- 
istration building. The house and lot will cost about $30,000 

The undertaking is financed by the Alpha Tau Omega 
Home Company, incorporated, made up of Alliance alumni, 
who, with the assistance of alumni in Pittsburgh, Cleveland, 
Canton, Akron, Youngstown, and elsewhere, are putting the 
project through. 

Alpha Tau Omega is the last fraternity at Mt. Union to own 
its home, and the first to build its own. 


Lieutenant "Chuck" W. Cole, '16, French uniform, mus- 
tache and all, returned to 1018 during the summer school with 
the intention of going into business in Minneapolis. "Chuck'' 
has probably done more than any single member to make A. 
T. O. among the foremost at Minnesota. He is now planning a 
big Gamma Nu reunion. 

Captain "Ted" Sogard, '16, returned recently, after hav- 
ing seen more than twenty months ' active service in France. Ted 
was first commissioned as a second lieutenant and was twice pro- 
moted through sheer merit. While in school he was Colonel 
of the R. O. T. C. 

Captain Addison Douglass, former captain and star guard 
of the Minnesota basketball team, returned during the summer. 
He was a junior in the College of Engineering at the time he 
entered the service and may complete his course. 

Major William C. Smiley, Former Worthy Grand Keeper 
of the Annals, returned to Minneapolis during the summer 
after having served in Washington and France w r ith the Bureau 
of Intelligence. 

Lieutenant Joe Armstrong received his discharge from 
the Navy in time to get into the tennis tournaments. He now 
ranks fourth among the tennis players of the country. He was 
recently made secretary of Gamma Nu's Alumni Association. 

Howard Turner and wife have missed only one A. T. 0. 
party this year. We consider that they have a perfect record, 
how r ever, since they did not receive an early notification of the 
party missed. In addition to attending all A. T. 0. parties 


and visiting the house whenever possible, "Hod" and Mrs. 
Turner stage tobogganing parties and weinie roasts near their 
home which is near the Glenwood golf course. 

William Clark and wife are also frequent visitors at the 
house and attend our parties whenever possible. 

Dean E. P. Lyons, former Worthy Grand Chief, and an 
installing officer of Gamma Nu, has visited the house several 
times. He was also present with his wife at the spring formal. 

Professor Jules Frelin decided to keep the burglars out of 
the house last summer and took up his residence there. Prof, 
only flunked one A. T. 0. this year — the ' unfortunate student 
was the only A. T. 0. under him. He probably deserved it, 


Delegates at the 80th annual convention of Beta Theta Pi 
late in the summer are reported in the newspapers as having 
approved a plan to raise an endowment fund of $1,000,000 to 
assist in the education of American boys, "who promise to fulfill 
the fraternity's ideal of leadership." Several thousand dollars 
was pledged towards the fund. 

Charters were granted to the Carnegie Institute of Pitts- 
burgh, Washington State University and the Southwestern 
Methodist University. 

The Spotlight of Alpha Iota, June, 1919, is dedicated to 
N. Wiley Thomas, who founded the chapter in 1881. Brother 
Thomas was the first initiate north of the historic Mason and 
Dixon line. 

Alpha Iota's war record is one to be proud of. Out of 286 
living members 114 were in the service. 

Lieutenanl Deo P. Kelly, Colorado Gamma Lambda, has 
arrived at his home in Pueblo, Colo., after spending twenty-two 
months in France. He received his commission from Fort Riley 
in 1917. He took part in the battle of Chateau Thierry and was 
there cited and awarded the D. S. C. Last August he was 
slightly wounded by ;i piece of shrapnel. 

George A. Powers, Illinois Gamma Zeta, has recently been 
elected cashier of the First National Bank of Benton, Illinois. 


Harvey L. Reno, Pa. Alpha Iota, formerly business manager 
of the Palm, is in charge of the Y. M. C. A. of Charleston, S. C. 
His duties began August 15. 

Major Alexander Macomber, Beta Gamma, Worthy Grand 
Keeper of Exchequer, has returned from France. He received 
two major engagement stars, and was in command of the only 
searchlight regiment, detailed to spot night bombers. 

"Wyoming Gamma Psi regrets to note that their brother and 
commander, Captain Beverly C. Daly (retired) will soon be 
returned to inactive service and as a consequence will probably 
leave Wyoming. Capt. Daly has been at the head of the military 
department in the University of Wyoming for almost a decade 
and gave to the government a remarkable proportion of success- 
ful candidates for commissions, to say nothing of the great num- 
ber of the finest kind of privates and non-commissioned officers 
that owe their success in a large part to him. Capt. Daly has 
himself served Uncle Sam faithfully and successfully for a long 
period. Gamma Psi has greatly profited from the brotherhood 
and association of Captain Daly and it is with the greatest re- 
luctance that they see him go. 

Ralph Hartman, Gamma Omega, has been given official 
credit for having downed four German planes. 

Fred Smith, Gamma Omega, has been awarded the croix 
de guerre. 

Don Enoch, Gamma Omega, is gradually recovering from a 
leg wound received in action. 

Rev. Delbert W. Clark, Gamma Alpha, is in charge of a 
missionary organization doing work with the North Dakota In- 

The town of Washburn, Maine, has voted to name the park 
in which its schools are located Elvin Allen Field, in honor of 
Elvin L. Allen, Colby '01, who died in France in November, 
1918, while performing the duties of Y. M. C. A. Secretary. 

Lieutenant T. C. Main, Beta Eta, is back at his old job in 
the Deposit Bank at Delaware, Ohio. 

Lieutenant Paul Parks, Beta Eta, has returned from over- 
seas and visited his college near commencement time. 

Major George Little, Beta Eta, is expected home from 


service overseas and will resume his coaching at Miami Univer- 

John 'Glassell, Jr., Tenn. Alpha Tau, has returned from 

Thomas Gregory, Tenn. Alpha Tau, after resigning his of- 
fice as attorney general, attended the Peace Conference as legal 
adviser for the United States. 

Lieutenant Weems, Tenn. Alpha Tau, is with the Army of 
Occupation in Germany. 

William C. Cahall, Jr., Tenn. Alpha Tau, is a second lieu- 
tenant of Co. T, 32 Rwy. Engrs. He has been in France since 
the end of May working with his regiment on the lines of com- 

Roland G. Stafford, Mass. Gamma Beta, has returned to his 
home in Attleboro, Mass., after 20 months' service in the A. E. F. 

William M. Reynolds, Tenn. Omega, was lucky to remain 
in England after his division returned and brush up on the law, 
as he was assigned to the Inns of Court. 

Paul C. Howes of 275 Hawthorne St., New Bedford, Mass., 
has returned from Europe. 

Clayton 0. Johnson has recently returned from service in 
the navy and is trying to settle down into normal life again at 
711 W. 8th Street, Jamestown, N. Y. 

Arthur C. Torry, Mass. Gamma Sigma, is still in the service, 
being stationed on the U. S. S. Meade, care Postmaster, N. Y. 

Captain Arnold J. Funk, Oregon Alpha Sigma, of the 17tli 
Infantry, has been in service since 1917 and appreciated a letter 
from the Palm reminding him of its continued existence. 

This is official notice that John M. Thompson is Major, Q. 
M. C, and is located at 217 Broadway, New York City. He's 
another who thinks the Palm duns hit the mark. 

W. P. Rouse, Mich. Alpha Nu, has done his bit in France 
and Belgium and is now located with Goodrich, Ballard and 
Rouse, Ford authorized Sales and Service, Sacramento, Calif. 

Colgate celebrates its centennial this October and urges all 
Delta Gamma alumni and all other Alpha Taus, to be there. 

Lieutenant Colonel Homer p. Swift, Alpha Mu, is in 
Coblenz, at the head of the Rockefeller Foundation Hospital. 


Before the war he was known as one of the foremost physicians 
and surgeons of America. 

Charles H. Betts, Alpha Mu, has tendered his resignation 
as secretary of the" New York State Food Commission and has 
returned to the editorship of the Lyons Republican . 

Claude Porter, Alpha Mu, is working for the Lincoln Motor 
Company of Detroit. His address is 496 Canfield W., Highland 
Park, Mich. 

Lieutenant Richard Steele, Gamma Tau, an observer with 
the 166th aero squadron, was decorated for exceptional bravery 
in action near Bois D'Barricourt, France, October 23, 1918. 

The C. R. B. Bulletin- for September 30 says of Walter 
Hines Page : 

The support given the C. R. B. by Ambassador Page in his 
official capacity, and personally, was of the greatest value in 
the many crises which have occurred in its affairs. From early 
in October, 1914, when he facilitated the conduct of the diplo- 
matic negotiations which made possible the formation of the 
organization as it now stands, until the strain of his labors un- 
dermined his health to an extent that forced him to resign his 
post and return to the United States, Mr. Page's interest in 
the Commission and its 10,000,000 charges never lessened, and 
his illness and death are severe blows to the organization as well 
as the occasion of deep sorrow to all who received inspiration 
from his acquaintance and friendship. 

The wife of Bro. R. A. Henderson, Jr., (Ga. Alpha Theta 
affiliate of Fla. Alpha Omega), of Fort Myers, Florida, died 
suddenly at Asheville, North Carolina, on July 21, 1919. Mrs. 
Henderson was formerly Miss Lucie Holmes of Alpena, Michi- 
gan, and a graduate of Milwaukee Downer. Besides her hus- 
band, she leaves an eleven months old son, R. A. Henderson III. 

Kirk H. Porter, Michigan Beta Lambda, goes to the Stat? 
University of Iowa this fall, where he will be assistant professor- 
of political science. 

Revenue Tax On Fraternity Dues and Initiation Fees 
Considerable uncertainty exists as to whether or not the Gov- 
ernment taxes the dues and initiation fees of college fraternities, 


and if not, whether the taxes already paid are refundable by the 

The Revenue Act for 1917 for the first time taxed college 
fraternities and a host of other kinds of organizations ten per 
centum on all dues and fees paid by members. 

The Revenue Act for 1918, enacted early this year, contin- 
ued that tax of ten per centum on dues, but expressly exempts 
from tax ' ' all amounts paid as dues or fees to a fraternal society, 
order or association, operating under the lodge system." 

"Operating under the lodge system" means carrying on its 
activities under a form of organization that comprises local 
branches, chartered by a parent organization and largely self- 
governing, called "lodges," "chapter," or the like. 

Dues and fees paid to a "chapter" of a college fraternity 
are exempt under this exemption of the 1918 act. 

But, and this is important, such dues and fees are not 
exempt under the 1917 act. In other words, all dues and fees 
due and payable prior to April 1, 1919, come under the operation 
of the Act of 1917 and are taxable, and if not paid, must be 
paid, and if paid are in no degree refundable. Dues and fees 
due and payable after April 1, 1919, come within the operation 
of the Act of 1918 and are not taxable. 

Therefore, in conclusion, the Legal Committee of the Grand 
Chapter of ® X advises the various chapters, if the same has 
not been done, to at once pay its taxes, due up to April 1, 1919. 
If any taxes have been paid on dues and fees due and payable 
since April 1, such taxes are refundable. To secure this refund 
address a letter to the Collector of Internal Revenue, Post Office 
Building, in your nearest large city and request two refund 
blanks. Properly fill out these according to instructions and file 
them with said collector. — Frank H. Schrenk in The Rattle of 
Theta Chi. 



W. A. Glassell (Tenn. Alpha Tau) to Miss Wesley Drane, 
May 5, at White Home, Clarksville, Tenn. 

James French Wilson (Wyo. Gamma Psi) to Miss Margaret 
Arnold, Evanston, Wyo. 

Charles Moody Smith (Alpha Mu), Gladys Hoisington, 
D. D. D., Adrian, Mich. 

Ralph V. Sherping (Minn. Gamma Nu), to Florence Janice 
Bowman, Valley City, N. Dak. At home in Minneapolis. 

Captain Wolcott P. Hayes (Maine Gamma Alpha), to Miss 
Sarah Kloss, of Haticha, New Mexico. 

R. T. Vilas, '13, (N. Y. Alpha Omicron), to Miss Margaret 
Nichols, of Chicago, 111. 

R. E. Loneless, '16, (N. Y. Alpha Omicron), to Miss An- 
nette McGowan, of Watertown, N. Y. 

Donald Foote (Gamma Psi), to Miss Jeanette Park, of Rock 
Springs, Wyo. 

E. B. Payson (Gamma Psi) to Miss Lois Butler, of Laramie. 

E. H. Davis (Gamma Phi), to Miss Esther Balm, of Doug- 
las, Wyo. 

McDonald Lovell (Gamma Zeta), to Miss Minona Fitts An- 
derson, May 9, at Chicago. 

Russell S. White (Gamma Zeta), to Miss Helen Grimes, of 
Danville, Illinois, June 12. 

Norvin E. Smith (Delta Beta), to Miss Helen Heberling, 
of Iowa City, June 16. 

Eugene Good (Oregon Gamma Phi), to Miss Georgia Cross. 

Sprague Adam (Oregon Gamma Phi), to Miss Irene Gould, 
of Boise, Idaho. 

Ten Million (Washington Gamma Pi), of the A. E. F., 
to Miss Christiana Olson, of Seattle. 

Paul H. Andres (Missouri Gamma Rho), of Memphis, Mo., 
to Miss Helen Ardizzone, of Tulsa, Okla., June 4, 1919, in New 
York. At home in Cisco, Texas. 

Ross Johnson (Beta Alpha), to Miss Darline Ivers, of Oma- 
ha, Neb., June 4. 

Walter Benjamin Hare (Alpha Theta), to Miss Marguerite 
George, October 6, 1919, at St. Louis. At home, 706 South Flor- 
ence Street, Springfield, Mo. 



Willard P. Rouse (Mich. Alpha Mu), to Miss Ruth Virginia 
Garrison of Sacramento, Calif. 

W. Ambrose Thompson (Pa. Alpha Upsilon), to Miss Made- 
line F. Warehime, Waynesboro, Penn. 

G. Alfred Beck (Alpha Mu), to Miss Liela Gray (D. D. D.) 
Cuba, 111. 

Harley E. Aldrich (Alpha Mu), to Miss Nina Dowling, 
Clayton, Mich. 

Raymond Koehn (Alpha Mu), to Miss Blanche Linda, Mil- 
waukee, Wis. 

Harold Thomas Urie (Maine Gamma Alpha), to Miss Ruth 
Caldwell, of Byfield, Mass. 

A. T. Dunn (N. Y. Alpha Omicron), to Miss Edith Allen, 
of Massena, New York. 

C. B. Coolidge (Gamma Psi), to Miss Anne L. Coughlin, of 
Laramie, Wyo. 

R. H. Butler (Gamma Psi), to Miss Dorothy Hitchcock. 

A. C. Heigert (Gamma Psi), to Miss Julia Palmer. 

Jerry Mc William (Gamma Tau), to Miss Mildred Bartz. 

Dale Rogers (Delta Beta), to Miss Bernice Miekle, of Kan- 
sas University. 

Morris W. Webb (Delta Beta), to Miss Winifred Holster. 

Glen B. Beers (Delta Beta), to Miss Leila Stevens. 

Alan G. Nichols (Delta Beta), to Miss Grace Johns. 


Born to Dr. Wilson Compton (Gamma Sigma) and Mrs. 
Compton, June 12, a son. They arc living at 5841 Cornell Ave- 
oue, ( 'hicago. 

Born to Mr. Harmon Trumbo (Beta Alpha) and Mrs. Trum- 
\)o. ;i daughter, Eleanor Char-line. 

Born to Mr. Fletcher Brown (Beta Alpha) and Mrs. Brown, 
a son, June 8. 

Bora to Mr. Howard Sones (Beta Alpha) and Mrs. Sonea, 

a son, .John I toward. 




Ohio Alpha Xu 

Born 1870; Initiated 

Died September 4, 1919 

Requiescat in Pace 


Iowa Beta Alpha 

Born 1898; Initiated 1917 

Died August 3, 1919 

Requiescat in Pace 


Wisconsin Gamma Tan 

Born 1896 ; Initiated June 14, 1915 

Died March 17, 1919 

Requiescat in Pace 


Wisconsin Gamma Tau 

Born 1884; Initiated 1907 

Died March 18, 1919 

Requiescat in Pace 


Missouri Gamma Rho 

Born 1889; Initiated 1909 
Died June 23, 1919 
Requiescat in Pace 

Emmett Franklin Eldredge 
[Notice appears elsewhere in this number. 


George Fisher, Jr. 

George Fisher, Jr. (Iowa Beta Alpha) was drowned at 
Avon, Iowa, on Aug. 3, 1919. He was born April 2, 1898, near 
Clarinda, Iowa, the only son of Fred A. Fisher. He spent his 
early boyhood near Clarinda, later moving to Gravity, Iowa, 
where he graduated from high school in 1916. He entered 
Simpson college in the fall of 1916, and took the liberal arts 
course. He was active in college life, especially in athletics, be- 
ing a member of the freshman athletic teams and later of the 
college football, baseball, and basketball teams. During the war, 
he was a member of the S. A. T. C. at Simpson and one of four 
chosen to attend the December Officers' Training Camp, which, 
however, the signing of the Armistice prevented his doing. 

During the past summer, in company with Brother Simpson, 
he had been engaged in field work for the college. He was 
stopping at the fraternity house over the week end, when on the 
evening of Aug. 3, he went swimming with five of his fraternity 
brothers in the lake at Avon, and was drowned. 

George took a great interest in his college and fraternity. 
He was a good student and one of the most popular men in school. 
He was initiated into the fraternity in May, 1917, and held sev- 
eral responsible positions. He had been chosen W. M. of the 
chapter for the next year. 

William Marshall Atkinson 

William Marshall Atkinson became an Alpha Tau at Mis- 
souri November 6, 1909. He received his A. B. degree from the 
University in 1912, and removed to Kansas City. For several 
years before his death Brother Atkinson suffered from heart 
trouble, the cause of his demise. He died at Tuscon, Arizona, 
June 23, 1919. 

James Alan Bryden 

James Alan Bryden died of influenza at the University In- 
firmary, Madison, Wis., on March 17, 1919. Brother Bryden 
gave his life for his country because the malady which proved 
fata] was the resull of illness contracted while at the Artillery 
Officers' Training Camp, at Camp Taylor, Ky. 

Alan graduated from the East Division High School, Mil- 
waukee, Wis., in 1914 and entered the university the following 


September. He was Secretary of Haresfoot Club and played on 
the Varsity basketball and baseball squads. He enlisted in the 
Ordnance Reserve Corps on July 25, 1917. 

On June 10, Bry den's parents presented a beautiful memo- 
rial picture to the chapter. At a dedication service Brother 
Lindsay read Dr. Jenkins' sermon, Brother Mueller spoke of 
the fraternity's loss and Dr. Morris paid a tribute to our missing 

Herbert Lewis Blankenburg 

Herbert Lewis Blankenburg died of influenza at Milwaukee 
on March 18, 1919. 

Brother Blankenburg was one of the charter members of 
Gamma Tau of A. T. 0. He was initiated on February 23, 1907, 
when the chapter was installed. He had been an active partici- 
pant in fraternity affairs after graduation, having written fre- 
quently for the Palm. He compiled the list of prominent alumni 
published in Reno's Manual. 

He was in business in Milwaukee continuously after his 
graduation from college. At the time of his death he was vice 
president of the Sterling Engineering Co. of that city, manu- 
facturers of heating specialties. 

Wisconsin Gamma Tau owed him a special debt of grati- 
tude for his efforts to establish the chapter. 




The Alpha Tau Omega club of the University of Montpel- 
lier, France, sends you greetings! 

As everyone knows, our fraternal relations were most prop- 
erly quiet during the great war. But when the armistice was 

Janney Robertus Wheaton Sogard Cosby Bardwell 

Alpha Tau Omega Club. University of Montpellieb, France 

signed (and G. H. Q. issued the order permitting the khaki-clad 
to attend French universities) we felt that we could correctly 
resume our former activities. We located the eight brothers 
studying at Montpellier and organized a club for closer friend- 
ships. A series of weekly dinner's were given; a dance carried 
thro' to a happy ending; a group photograph made; and corre- 
spondence started with the brothers at other French universi- 
ties. In one of our first letters we suggested the "club" idea to 
them ; also io the sending of a group photograph and "chapter'' 
letter to the Palm. 

The eighl members of the University of Montpellier club 
are from all ranks and branches of the service: 

Capt. Theodore \j. Sogard, ■ > >n\ U. S. cavalry, Minnesota, 
1916; Master Engineer Stanley W. Cosby, 117th engineers (42ml 


division), California, 1918; Lieut. Harold L. Wheaton, 119th 
field artillery (32nd division, 88th aero squadron), Albion, 1918; 
Sergt. 1st class Ralph Bardwell, Jr., 4th mechanic regiment, air 
service, Georgia Tech., 1919 ; Sergt. Philip W. Janney, ordnance 
department, California, 1918; Corp. Paul S. Wallace, 13th U. 
S. railway engineers, Illinois, 1917 ; Corp. Roland C. Roberts. 
air service, 2nd Army hdqtrs., Minnesota, 1920; Pvt. Herbert 
F. McLauthlin, 109th engineers (34th division), Colorado. 

All have been active in the student and social life at Mont- 
pellier. Alpha Tau Omega is represented in the glee club, ath- 
letics, and the locally famous dramatic production, "Je m'en 
fiche." One member of the student governing council and the 
treasurer (who had more than $2000.00 pass through his hands 
in six weeks) are Alpha Taus. 

All the above was secondary, however, to the wonderful 
good times we had associating with each other at the theatres, 
dinners, dances, in the boulevard cafes, and other places. Well 
we certainly had the good times, all right, and all of them in the 
sunshine of Alpha Tau friendship — whether we traveled wesl 
to the P}'renees and Bairrity, or east to Monte Carlo, Nice and 
the Alps. 

Au revoir! 

E. E. Perkins 

The members of the Columbus Association have not been 
hurting themselves or burdening the loyal old guard with me ■:- 
ings of late while post-Avar adjustments were under way. What 
with the Methodist Centenary, the state fair, the national en- 
campment of the G. A. R., to say nothing of such trifles as the 
local street car strike, the gang has been pretty busy and widely 

A number of our fellows have taken trips this summer into 
the Michigan and Canadian woods and waters; others of us less 
fortunate found joy in seeking and finding flowing water on our 
own premises. 

Boss Kittle, our old stand-by, has bought a home up near the 
fraternity section of Columbus; Smox (that's what the name 
lcoks like in the handwriting of Brother Perkins) Smith from 
the large receipts of his two stores has also picked out a new 
home up north. The secretary has abandoned his post as in- 
structor in high school and tied up with the young but large and 
growing real estate firm of Baldwin & Co. 

E. G. Spelger 
The Seattle association abandoned meetings for the summer, 


because a good many of the members were out camping and found 
it impossible to attend the meetings. At the last regular meet- 
ing a committee was chosen to start a campaign to buy a frater- 
nity house for the Seattle chapter. After a two months' drive 
enough money was collected by this committee to purchase a 
large and suitable dwelling place for the active boys next year. 
It is a typical fraternity house and within one block of the 
campus. The town men are getting it ready for the fall term. 
The association is well pleased with the deal as brought about 
by the committee and all feel sure that both the active chapter 
and alumni association will be benefited by the purchase of this 

The membership of the association is about the same as last 
winter, but larger meetings are expected as a number of men 
have returned from the service. We still have a few members 
overseas but expect them back by fall. 


Fraternity news is scanty. Bro. "W. S. Beam has returned 
from France, where he assisted in the drive towards Berlin, as 
a legal light in the Judge Advocate department. Bro. Cherry 
Emerson has resigned his job here and gone back to his native 
state, Georgia. The brothers in Atlanta will find him "all wool 
and a yard wide." Bro. Laurence McRae has located in the 
"Queen City" and is benefiting the American Trust Co. by his 
advice. The rest of us, all old settlers, are jogging along after 
drugs, machinery, law, hardware, taxes, etc., in the accustomed 

We extend cordial greetings to the brothers and shall be 
glad if any of them visiting Charlotte would call on us. Bro. 
Hardeman in Realty Bldg. ; Bros. Wilson and Beam in Law 
Bldg., or Bro. Wilkes at Mecklenburg Iron Works are more 
easily reached. 


Hot weather, and vacation trips that are indulged in by all 
good Alpha Tau brothers have kept the Des Moines Alumni As- 
sociation very quiet this summer. Semi-monthly luncheons were 
resumed the first Tuesday in September. 

Tt is about time to swing things into shape for another year's 
activities. It is the purpose of this ;issociation to branch out. 
We intend to gel out ;i letter to cvovy A. T. O. that can be found 
in the state of [owa, stating the need and advisability of a strong 
[owa Association, and requesting a remittance of $2.00 to cover 
dues until 1921, Th is will give us an adequate; sum with which 
to promote ;i few things on the part of tin; organization. One 
thing thai is needed badly is a good newsy letter to members in 


our State about once every two or three months. Each school 
of course has its own reunions but we need a good rousing get- 
together of all. Taus in this State about once a year. 

College commencements and discharges from service have 
brought many Taus thru Des Moines recently. Charley Parks, 
Council Bluffs, Iowa ; Bernice Bradford, Estherville, Iowa ; 
Charley Ensley, Chariton, Iowa ; Bill Harlass, Ft. Dodge, Iowa ; 
C. P. Richards, Coryclon, Iowa ; Lou Pendry and Bob Piffer, 
Indianola, Iowa, and John Landisbury, University of Oregon, 
have visited us. Harold Pote, Stuart, Iowa, drove thru the other 
day and introduced to us a very interesting cousin from Sidney, 
Australia. Baldy Betts, formerly of the Boone, Iowa, First Na- 
tional Bank, has gone into the railroad game, being located at 
Jefferson, Iowa. Fred Osborne has severed his connection with 
the Murray, Iowa, Savings Bank and is now in the Farm Mort- 
gage, Securities and Fire and Life Insurance business, and re- 
ports that he is very successful. Art Griffith, who is studying 
law at Western Reserve, was here for a few days at comment •- 
ment time. Pete Milhone, who has been a military instructor at 
Kemper Military Academy for a couple of years, is farming 
down at Clarinda, Iowa. He does not expect to return to Kem- 
per. Cap Jenks, who has been for several years with the Dain 
Manufacturing people at Ottumwa, Iowa, has removed to Colum- 
bus, Ohio, where he is branch manager of the New Idea Spreader 
Co. It is reported that Ernest Noble, Indianola, Iowa, who has 
been laid up for pretty near two years as a result of fleabitis, 
contracted while in the service, is improving. All Taus who 
know him are mighty glad to hear it. Curly Wilson, who has 
been with the Rude Auto Co. for several years, is now their 
branch manager at Marshalltown, Iowa. Byrd Sells is out of the 
Y service. 

Dutch Screiber has been discharged from the Navy. 

Charley Jackson, who has been overseas with an artillery 
outfit for fifteen months, received his discharge from Camp 
Dodge in July. He has had quite an experience. He was in all 
the big drives and has been recommended for the D. S. C, which 
will cover the locating of a couple of lost machine gun battalions. 
He had two horses killed under him but managed to come out 
without a scratch. 

Frank Vetter is now located in the S. & L. Bldg., this city, 
in the real estate business. H. O. Thompson has received his 
discharge and is back in the Des Moines schools. Harold Mapes 
enjoyed a delightful vacation over in southern Nebraska. It 
will not be long until the Kruidenier-Cadillac Co. will occupy 
their new home here. This affects two of our men, Dave Krui- 


denier and J. O. Stuart. Blatt Blattenberg is now selling Equita- 
ble of Iowa Life here in Des Moines and is doing nicely. Our 
Province Chief, W. N. Jordan enjoyed a good rest in Estes 
Park this summer. W. E. Battenfield, our Alumni Association 
President and editor of the Des Moines Daily News, appeared 
to be the hardest working A. T. 0. in Des Moines this summer. 
He gave everybody a vacation except himself — and while thev 
were on their vacations he did everything from dusting the 
office boy's chair to editing the paper. 

There are a lot of the above mentioned men that not only 
Taus who reside in Iowa but also men all over the United States 
are interested in. Why don't some of the rest of you Alumni 
Associations get out a newsy letter. We in Iowa would like 
to read them — and you know the editor of the Palm always 
likes to get them — they fill space. 


The Indianapolis Alumni Association had charge of the 
arrangements for the first annual state banquet of Alpha Tau 
Omega at the Claypool Hotel in Indianapolis on October 18. 
The Palm went to press too early to get a report of what hap- 
pened. An elaborate program was arranged, and a large at- 
tendance was expected, both from the active chapters and the 
alumni in Indiana. 


Paul Snyder intimates that reports of the demise of the 
Chicago Alumni Association are greatly exaggerated. Word 
to this effect had come in from other sources, and the evidence 
became overwhelming when notice was sent out that the quar- 
terly get-together was to be held on the evening of October 11. 
On that evening Parker Hoag, Gamma Zeta, offered the hos- 
pitality of his home, and the brothers turned out in force for 
an evening of cards and good-fellowship, trimmed at the later 
end with a buffet luncheon. 

The weekly luncheons of the club, formerly at the Hotel 
Brevoort, are now held on Tuesday, in Room 5 on the west side 
of the Terrace Gardens, Morrison Hotel. Alpha Taus are always 
sure to find some congenial company there at that time. 

The alumni members of Michigan Alpha Mu have formed 
an organization and are ready to take an active pari in fra- 
ternity affairs. The purpose of the association is declared on 
the letterhead to be "To preserve an active interest in our fra- 
ternity, and to lend support and encouragemeni to Alpha Mu 
chapter." J. S. Gray, '10, is president; Loyal Calkins, '17, 


vice president; B. E. Tobias, '92, treasurer; Robert P. Rich- 
ardson, 19, secretary, and Lewis H. Richardson, '95, assistant 
secretary. There is also a board of five directors. Now cut out 
the muffler, Alpha Mu, and open 'er up. 


Lyle M. Clift, of Bay City, Michigan, has been appointed 
by the Worthy Grand Chief as Chief of Province II. He is a 
native son of Michigan, an initiate of Michigan Beta Lambda, 
a graduate of the University of Michigan with an A. B. in 1914 
and a J. D. in 1916. 

Born in 1892, he entered the University of Michigan in the 
fall of 1910 and was initiated into Beta Lambda a year later. 
As an undergraduate he was active in many tilings. A member 
of the Glee Club for three years, he was also in the Union 
opera. He was on the board of editors of the Michigan Law 
Review in his junior year, and became a member of the Order 
of .the Quoif in 1916. In the chapter he was steward for one 
year, and was W. M. for one year. 

Since graduation he has been practicing law in Bay City, 
except for a time during which he served in the personnel office 
at Camp Custer as an enlisted man, promoted to be sergeant- 
major. He was discharged last January. 

Just before he entered the service he was married to Miss 
Helen MacDonald, of Bay City. 

The Palm has been persistent but unsuccessful in its en- 
deavor to get a photograph of the new Chief of the largest prov- 
ince in the Fraternity. 


HHERE is every reason to ex- 
pect that the XXVI Con- 
gress, to be held at Cleveland 
on December 31, 1919 and 
January 1, 2, 3, 1920, will 
be the greatest get-together of 
Alpha Taus ever Assembled. 

Do not lay the foundation of 
life-long regrets by missing it. 

Cleveland Hotel. 

There have seldom if ever been so many reasons as there 
are now for careful consideration of material before extending 

invitations. Nearly all the chapters are pretty 
Pick Only well filled and will be making additions only for 

Good Fruit the sake of future years; there are more men in 

college this fall, especially freshmen, than ever 
before; the men are of more kinds than in previous years. At 
the same time, chapter officers are nearly all relatively new in 
the fraternity; that fact and the unstable conditions of the last 
year or so combine to make insecure or uncertain the grasp of 
the chapters upon the fundamental things in chapter character- 
istics and growth, and of the best material for maintaining and 
developing the traditional ideals of the fraternity. 80 this Is 
an unusually good time to be careful, and to let a man go else- 
where if there is a shadow of a doubt as to where he belongs. 

We all know the stories of chapters — in some other frater- 
nity of course — of the brothers who are always sent on an errand 

or otherwise disposed of when there is company 
Bearskins and in sight. It is natural and proper to make the 
Toothpicks best showing possible, and most chapters in most 

fraternities know how to do that in a social way, 
at least. The man who cannot step over his own feet is usually 
not made chairman of the rushing committee or asked to lead 
the cotillion. But in the equally important matter of the chap- 
ter letter fraternities often give the delicate task to the clumsiest 
incompetent in the bunch. It is nothing against a man that he 
does not know news from conchology or that his telling of it will 
kill the best story on earth. It is nothing against a bearskin 


rug that it is not a dress shirt or a toothpick. It may be a very 
good bearskin, full of holes made by Eoosevelt himself, but it 
can hardly play successfully the role of either of the ovher uten- 
sils mentioned. Just keep that in mind this year in electing 
Palm reporters. Try to pick a man in each chapter who can 
tell the difference between twaddle and real dope, and can 
pass the dope along in real language fit for real Alpha Taus to 

By the time this Palm is in the hands of its eager readers 
each chapter will have received a request for a list of its mem- 
bers, their occupations and addresses, for a 
NEW new edition of the Directory of the Fraternity. 

DIRECTORY Chapter officers will please speed up their work 
in returning these lists, so that the Directory 
may appear before it is obsolete. Members will confer a great 
favor on the Executive Secretary by telling him the names and 
addresses of a few members of each inactive chapter who can 
furnish the addresses and occupations, or at least the addresses, 
of the members of those chapters. The Secretary will be espe- 
cially obliged for the names of Brothers whose deaths, if recent, 
have not been announced in the Palm. 

If you are a member of this fraternity and have for any 
reason or none got into Who's Who in America or any other 

book of more or less notables, record your mem- 
Light Your bership in your sketch. Most men are glad to 
Candle do so; most of them think their membership in 

their college fraternity of sufficiently permanent 
importance to mention the fact in any sketch of their lives. But 
a good many neglect to include the item. Those who use the 
book, especially college men, more especially men of their own 
fraternity, and most especially young members (who are really 
helped and spur-red on to make their best efforts to amount to 
something by finding their- brothers so listed) are pleased every 
time they find the name of their fraternity in such a book of 


It may be just a bit disconcerting to the ambitious frater 
who is convinced by the article on chapter publications that his 

chapter ought to embark on a journalistic enter- 
Chapter prise like the Bugle, only to read further on that 
Publications in something over two years the enterprise has 

gone more than two hundred dollars in the hole. 
There is no use to blink at the fact that a publication, no matter 
how small or infrequent, costs money, and that subscriptions, no 
matter how small or how loyally promised, are often hard to 
get money on. But some points less discouraging than the facts 
cited should be kept before the house. In the first place, if the 
chapter publication is to be the organ of a house-building cam- 
paign, there is no good reason why a considerable part of the 
cost should not be charged to that enterprise. In the second 
place, it is not economical for a chapter publication to enter the 
field of the general fraternity publication. No chapter publica- 
tion can expect to have a circulation of more hundreds than the 
fraternity publication has of thousands, and consequently every 
inch of general fraternity news printed in it costs the subscriber 
or someone else several times over what the same thing would 
cost in the general fraternity publication. Let any special chap- 
ter interest being served bear its proper share of the burden ; and 
keep constantly in mind the somewhat narrow province to which 
a chapter publication must be restricted, at the cost of no mat- 
ter what urgent desire to reach out. 

"Many and multifold have been the editorial devices for 
the improvement of the English of the chapter letters. Some 

editors have washed their chapter letter Eng- 
Chapter lish in public, as it were, and have appended 

Secretaries to each letter a list of the mistakes which it 
Once More contained. Others, ourselves among the rest, 

have performed their epistolary ablutions in 
the semi-privacy of a "Jerry" column, in which the choicest 
bits of chapter letter "breaks" were displayed for the amuse- 
ment of the reading public. And. still others have been bold 
enough to print the letters without revision. All methods have 


had the same aim — to shame the secretaries into writing more 
correct English. But apparently the secretary who can be in- 
duced to depart from the error of his way by this method is 
like the Scotchman who, by mistake, once gave a porter a tip 
of a dollar instead of a dime — there isn't any such man. 

Our own quarrel, however, lies not so much with the man- 
ner of the chapter letter as with its materials. It is highly 
probable that but few will examine the letter with a critic's eye 
for a split infinitive, a mis-placed modifier, or a lack of sentence 
unity. But no reader of the chapter letters in the Greek press 
of today can fail to be struck by their " common-placedness. ' ' 
A bare recital of chapter events, the unfailing list of chapter 
honors, and the usual bombastic boasting about the position of 
the chapter in college life and the surpassing quality of its 
freshmen — and there you are ! 

Many new chapter secretaries make their initial bow in 
this issue; others will do so in the next issue. May I not have 
your joint attention for just a moment, while I make a few 
suggestions in regard to the letters which you are going to 
write? Remember in the first place that the rest of the Order 
judges your chapter by you — if you write a second-rate letter, 
your chapter receives the same rating. Remember in the second 
place to make your letters both interesting and truthful. That 
means to put into them the atmosphere of your chapter life 
plus your own personality, and to keep out of them vague gen- 
eralities and vapid boastings. Remember in the third place to 
make your letters valuable to the other chapters — that is to say, 
be careful to report any scheme of rushing, plan of house-build- 
ing, method of financing or anything of that sort that your 
chapter has tried and found worth while." — Kappa Alpha 

There is no reason to suppose that anyone will read the 
editorials and miss the report of the doings of the alumni asso- 

ciations. But if the baby should tear out this 
Can Alumni p;i>>o and so attract your attention, got the rest 
Write? of Hie Palm and rem! the last paragraph of the 

Dea Moines Alumni Association story, especially 

if you are a member of aii alumni association. 

Those who want to know what a real crisis looks like might 
very well focus on the American colleges. They have perhaps 

the hardest task ever set them in adjusting 
Help themselves to new conditions arising out of the 

Wanted social and political restlessness of all classes. 

They are overwhelmed with a larger number of 
students than ever before. At the same time the faculties have 
been reduced in numbers and in quality because thousands of 
the best men, especially the best young men, on whom the* 
future hope of the colleges largely rested, have not returned 
to college teaching after their adventures in various activities 
during the war. And great numbers of those who are left are 
acutely dissatisfied because the rise in their living expenses 
has impoverished them, or is rapidly doing so for the reason 
that the colleges, unlike business, cannot increase their income 
or recoup by passing on their increased expense to the con- 
sumer. A slight measure of relief has been given here and 
there, but nowhere has any adequate increase in academic sal- 
aries been even approached. The result is a considerable de- 
terioration in college faculties which will become decomposi- 
tion unless something vigorous is done soon. 

"Well to the front among those undergraduate appurten- 
ances of gentlemanship are the factional clubs known as Greek- 
letter fraternities. These touch the province of 
Pass the learning in the universities only incidentally 

Ointment and superficially, as they do not in practice en- 

ter the graduate division except by way of a 
thin aftermath of factional animus, which may occasionally in- 
fect such of the staff as are gifted with a particularly puerile 
temperament. They are, in effect, competitive organizations 
for the elaboration of the puerile irregularities of adolescence, 
and as such they find little scope among the graduate students 
or among the adult personnel at large. But as part of the ap- 
paratus of the undergraduate division they require a strict 
surveillance to keep them within the (somewhat wide) limits 
of tolerance ; and so their presence affects the necessary disci- 


pline of the school at large, entailing a more elaborate and rig- 
orous surveillance and more meddling with personal habits than 
would otherwise be required, and entailing also some slight 
corporate expense." — From Veblen's "Higher Learning in 

The War Service Committee has not had the full coopera- 
tion it should receive in its efforts to gather full information 
concerning members of this fraternity who served in the war. 

There is something wrong with a chapter which 
War has not made every effort to gather all possible 

Records information about the services rendered by its 

members in the great war, which is not still ac- 
tively gathering material and keeping its records as full and 
making them as complete as possible. Perhaps there are no such 
chapters — let us hope there are not. The best present use that 
can be made of the material is to give it, or the use of it, to 
the War Service Committee. Each chapter will, of course, wish 
to keep the material it collects — letters, photographs, newspaper 
clippings, and everything else that will hand on to posterity 
the evidence of what the Brothers in that chapter did in the 
war. But the official compilation and report of what the mem- 
bers of the Fraternity as a national body did for our country 
is being made by the War Service Committee ; it is a great work 
and a difficult one ; at best it can never be done completely ; only 
with the hearty and loyal cooperation of the chapters can it be 
done worthily. If the record of Alpha Tau Omega in the war 
is to be written, the active chapters must help write it. When 
the War Service Committee, either directly or through the chiefs 
of provinces, asks for help, there is only one thing for a prop- 
erly officered chapter to do — do whatever it is asked to do. 




Warren Quillian 

Before this letter goes to press Georgia Alpha Theta will 
have entered upon a new year under changed conditions and in 
a broader environment. Prospects are bright inasmuch as about 
ninety per cent of the old men will return and three pledges 
will be initiated. The system of deferred rushing, pledging, 
and initiating of new men was adopted by Pan-Hellenic Council 
during the last semester. This is entirely new at Emory, but 
we believe it will bring about good results since it enables the 
new men and the fraternities to get acquainted before a de- 
cision is made. 

The question of housing the fraternities on the new campus 
will probably be solved temporarily by reserving an apartment 
for each. There is a plan under consideration whereby the 
University will build chapter houses on the campus and rent 
them to fraternities. We are glad to know that several Alpha 
Taus from other chapters will be with Georgia Alpha Theta 
this fall. The number will be augmented by seven brothers 
who are attending the medical department. 

A. T. 0. finished strong last year despite the fact that the 
chapter was small. Lee Blitch made Honor Roll and was fresh- 
man commencement speaker. Pope and Quillian won their 
E's in tennis. David Ellis is business manager for the 1920 
glee club. The standard of scholarship was unusually high in 
the chapter and Pierce Blitch graduated with honors, being a 
senior speaker. 

We extend a cordial welcome to all Alpha Taus to visit us 
at the University campus this fall. 


T. Gordon Scupholm 

Beta Omicron chapter is ready to pull strong during the 
year 1919-1920. We expect about eighteen of our old men 
back, and prospects for new men are not discouraging. Elon 
Moore and Harold Browning, who were graduated last June, 


are now following their profession of teaching. Browning spent 
the summer in the summer school of the University of Michi- 
gan. The other men have been scattered during the summer 
and have been engaged in a great variety of business. We have 
been able to keep in close contact, however, with a system of 
chain letters. Everence Hafford, one of our musicians, has 
been through western Canada with the chautauqua in which he 
is concerned. Several fellows tried their hand at salesman- 
ship with various results. 


George Chandler Bond 

The end of college brought the usual round of social festivi- 
ties. Our annual alumni banquet this year was combined with 
a reception for the meu of Alpha Mu who were in service. About 
30 of the alumni ranging from the class of '83 to '18 were pres- 
ent and after the banquet the alumni association which for 
several years has been inactive was reorganized. [See "Asso- 
ciations" for the account of this sent in by the new alumni 
association. — Editor]. A great deal of enthusiasm was shown 
by the alumni in the reorganization of the alumni association 
and the chapter was promised aid and cooperation for the com- 
ing year. 

During the summer months all of the buildings of the col- 
lege have undergone many improvements and the school opens 
in September with an enrollment which will be larger than 
that of several years. Much new equipment has been secured 
during the summer months. The new coach is already on hand 
at this time and is actively engaged in getting together material 
for the football team. Indications at present show that eleven 
old men of the chapter will be on hand for the first meeting. 
Dean, Smith, and Nicolai, undergraduates, have decided to 
finish their work at the university. There will be only a small 
chapter to start with but prospects are good. Lawrence Holes, 
who was a lieutenant with the infantry in the 5th division, re- 
cently returned and has taken a position in the city. Several 
of the alumni are about the city this summer and pay frequent 
visits to the fraternity rooms. 


Chester II. Smith 

With the completion of a very strenuous but highly satis 
factory year of* work, the men of Beta Kappa scattered to all 
points of the compass. The majority of us waited only to 


watch Lewis Gray graduate and his brother receive his tas- 
seled cap at the planting of the ivy exercises. Several little 
house parties soothed brain-fagged wearers of the Maltese. Four 
of the active members — Robert Gray, Lewis Gray, Dana Van- 
Buskirk and Chester H. Smith — departed for the U. S. ord- 
nance salvage depot at Toledo, Ohio, where they joined Weyland 
Harvey, Audley Calkins, Lional Wallace, Lynn Tarbell, Raymond 
Covert, Stuart Hammond and Floyd Mattice, all alumni of 
Beta Kappa, the majority of whom recently returned from 
service in France. Ray McCall, Wendell McConkey and La- 
Verne Chase are in Akron, Ohio, for the summer, working at 
the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. The latter does not 
expect to return to Hillsdale. Sidney Lawrence and Duncan 
McColl are sailing the lakes aboard the good ship Simon J. 
Murphy, while Mark Collins is faking an engineering job at 
Port Huron, Mich. Harold Stevens and Lawrence Price are 
sleeping in Lansing, Mich. Doss McKay has just been dis- 
charged from the hospital at the University of Michigan. Jack 
O'Meara is working for his father in Hillsdale. Jack Holt is 
attending summer school at the U. of M. Joseph Meredith is 
taking his annual siesta at his old home in Hudson, Mich. Don- 
ald Barringer is at Daytona Beach, Florida. 

Of course our prospects are bright. Charles Foster and 
Clarke McColl will both return this fall to graduate. Carrol 
Betts, having returned from France, writes that he will be 
with us. William Beck sends us news that he is coining from 
Cleveland with three or four prospects. 

Laurence H. Tibbits 

The Gamma Xi chapter came back with a whoop last 
spring. Located in a new house a short distance from the 
campus the brothers first released from the service carefully 
selected thirteen of the "season's best" who all survived and 
were initiated before the end of the year. 

Three of the brothers, Moser, Asher, and Gaston, are in the 
Medical School on the west side and we only see them occa- 
sionally. We were sorry to lose them but fortunately they are 
close enough for recall for important chapter doings. About 
half a dozen brothers did not get their coveted "honorables" 
in time for the spring quarter and we will be glad to welcome 
them in October. Prospects for new men are excellent, &«* Chi- 
cago will have a banner year. Several brothers from other 
chapters are studying here during the summer term and we are 


pleased to have them at our house, even though chapter doings 
are discontinued. Most of the brothers are faithfully bringing 
in the sheaves this summer by means of athletic prowess on 
the bathing beaches, on farms, or even in the steel mills. 

We are very fortunate in having a strong Alumni Associ- 
ation in the city and the help and encouragement they give us 
as well as the good times we have together are of great value 
to the chapter. 


Paul L. Essert 

The end of the school year found Gamma Psi with an ex- 
ceedingly satisfactory record for a year which presented such 
complications and difficulties as this one has. Furthermore, 
the past has been but a stepping-stone for Gamma Psi and the 
spirit to do bigger things for A. T. 0. was uppermost in the 
minds of every member as he left the chapter house for his 
vacation. The record for the year is one of activity in all Uni- 
versity and fraternal affairs. It was a strenuous year, but one 
which we closed without a debt and now have a clean slate for 
the coming year. At our last formal meeting we initiated 
Paul Peterson, making a total of fourteen initiates for the 
year. At commencement, Buchannen was the only Gamma Psi 
to receive his degree. The biggest thing undertaken by the 
chapter during the year was the launching of our building 
campaign and, at the time of this writing, the outlook is very 
bright for Gamma Psi to have a new $20,000 home before the 
end of the next school term. At our farewell dinner, given on 
June 15, several of our prominent brothers and alumni were 
present, including Hiskie, Ingham, Poole, Daly, Sam Hitch- 
cock, Wilbur Hitchcock, McCracken, Brookes, Greenbaum, and 
our enthusiasm for the work of the coming year was increased 
by the encouragement of these worthy brothers. "I am con- 
fident that we can start building next year," writes our new 
W. M., Chas. Coolidge. 

The prospects for this year are good, both in personnel 
and in university activities. We are expecting all but one or 
two of hist year's active members back in school this fall, with 
the addition of several who were not in school last year. Sam 
Hitchcock, "Kelly" Duke*, Glen Parker, Carrol Whitmore, 
and Burtie Marston will probably be with us, all of whom did 
not return to school last year after being discharged from 
Service. [Jp to date, William Pell is the only one out of last 


year's chapter who we know will not return. Recently the 
"gang" from Cody gave a series of pre-rushing dinners. Simp- 
son and Layman are both playing on the Cody baseball team 
of which Layman is captain. Peterson and Fell are both work- 
ing in Cody. Buchannen has bought half interest in a garage 
there. Klein is "rolling pills" in Pueblo, and Heigert is roll- 
ing luxuriously over the Rockies in his Hudson. "Toad" Sim- 
mons is director of the Boy Scouts' camp at Brooklyn Lake. 
Neff, Laird and Knight are at Elk Mountain on a geological 
survey. At Laramie, Lauder, Ingham, Butler, and Jensen and 
Essert are gathering in the shekels for the coming year. Way 
up north in Torrington we hear Wind blowing. Bill Rhodes is 
either in Casper making money or in Palmer Lake spending it 
George Cline is getting "hard-boiled" in Powell for basketball 
next year. "Dad" Carrol is running a newspaper in Wheat- 
land — that is, running the linotype for it. Spike Avent is a 
wild and woolly cowboy on his father's ranch and Bob Burns 
is also whirling a rope. Stevens is in Cheyenne. Chuck Cool- 
idge is on some kind of job in Cokeville. He writes that "I am 
worse than a section boy but I can't think of the name of the 
caste next lower in rank." 

For the coming year, Layman will head the basketball 
team and will be manager of the "Wyo" — the university an- 
nual. Simpson will be editor of the same publication. Chas. 
Coolidge is President of the Gamma chapter of The American 
College Quill club. Four basketball letter men will be back 
and about six or seven football letter men. Four A. T. O. vet- 
eran debaters will return and the prospects of having the old 
Comedy Four are good. Such is the outlook for Gamma Psi 
in university activities this year. 

Gamma Psi again notes the promotion of C. L. Irwin in 
the services of the U. S. This time he was promoted from 
captain to major. Bro. Silas Brookes has returned from France 
and is in business in Casper. 


Gene Moore 

It is easy at this time to be over optimistic in so far as 
next year's prospects are concerned. I will merely state the 
facts and let those who read judge for themselves. Gamma 
Theta now has a new home. The alumni gave us this big home 
right across from the State House. It is a large house in the 
best of condition and there is a big lawn. The third floor is fin- 
ished for a dormitory. There are six fire-places and two large 
bath rooms. The first floor is arranged so that we may hold 


quite large dancing parties, — in fact, the house is nearly ideal 
for fraternity purposes. The active chapter is buying a large 
amount of new furniture, including a baby grand piano. 

We are expecting about 25 old men back this fall and we 
have some very good men on our rushing list. It will be rather 
difficult to keep the chapter down to the thirty mark. The men 
have all been showing enthusiasm even during the summer and 
have been quite prompt in sending the heaviest summer assess- 
ment we have ever had. 

We have just finished putting out our summer publication. 
One will be sent to each chapter about the middle of Septem- 
ber so that you may see more of what we are doing. There 
shouldn't be a fraternity at Nebraska that will have anything 
on us this next year. We got a third of the athletic letters the 
past year ; we have the basketball captain for the coming year ; 
we have two of thirteen Innocents (honorary senior society) 
for the coming year, one of them being president ; we have both 
the Business Manager and the Editor-in-Chief of the Corn- 
husker, the college annual. This isn't all, but you can read 
the other honors when you get our publication. We are ex- 
pecting to have a great homecoming this fall. Most of the 103 
men who have been and are in the service will be back and it 
will be a meeting of veterans of the great war along with the 
older men who will be back to see and talk to these war dogs. 
You'll hear more of us during the coming year. 


By far the greatest event in the history of Massachusetts 
Beta Gamma since the last edition of the Palm went to press 
was the return of Major Alexander Macomber, our Worthy 
Grand Keeper of Exchequer, and a most active alumnus of this 
chapter. The Major, of whom we are justly proud both for 
national and fraternal service, arrived from France in May 
with a citation and two major engagement stars. He was in 
command of the only searchlight regiment in the A. E. F. 
detailed to spot night bombers, and had been recommended for 
promotion to colonel. One of his first actions after discharge 
was to interest the alumni in further improvements upon the 
bouse. A man of action ! 

For four days at the end of May we forgot our fear of ex- 
ams and j_ r avc Ourselves over willingly to enjoying Junior Week 
with the accompanying Proms, girls, eats, etc. We had a house 
party of the first magnitude featuring 17 stars of beauty. This 


affair was well supported by our active alumni. Needless to 
say the party was enjoyed by all. Due to the expected return 
of several ex-service men this next term, and also to the strong 
condition of the chapter, we did not deem it necessary to pledge 
any men in the post-rushing season. Although we will lose 
five men through transferring to other colleges, our prospects 
for the coming season are uncommonly bright as we need but 
few men and we have several promising candidates practically 
sewed up. We are justly confident! 

Neil F. Leonard 

Maine Gamma Alpha had no representation in the senior 
class so that our part in the commencement program was limited 
to the work done by two assistant marshals. Our interest in 
commencement was unabated, however, and a majority of the 
fellows stayed thru the closing week to meet the various mem- 
bers of the alumni who returned to their Alma Mater. We 
spent many profitable and enjoyable moments talking about 
A. T. 0. : getting the viewpoints of men who had been removed 
from active membership for years. Many of the older men 
were anxious to strengthen our long neglected alumni associa- 
tion and we hope, working along the lines they suggested, to 
put the association on a firm and workable basis this fall. 

A successful year seems assured by the fact that twenty- 
eight of the old men expect to return this fall. Cook. '21, a 
varsity football man for the past two years, is the only mem- 
ber of the chapter who doesn't intend to return. He is planning 
to enter Penn State and goes with the assurance that "Moose*' 
will be missed, not only in the house, but throughout the entire 

If I may attempt a prophecy based upon reports from 
brothers I have been corresponding with, I would say that w 
shall be in a position to receive the cream of the incoming class 
for our fraternity. We have obtained the names of desirable 
men who intend registering and we have written them personal 
invitations to make our house their headquarters until they 
are settled at the college. 

In athletics we have Bucknam, '20, and MacCracken, '21, 
letter men on the football team, along with some promising 
material in the upper classes, including Fraces, '20, who played 
a good game on last year's service team. Bucknam is captain- 
elect of the baseball team and president of the Athletic asso- 
ciation ; with Leonard, '21, as junior councilman and Eaton. 


'20, the logical candidate for football manager we have our 
share of representation in athletics. 

We hope to maintain the high standard in scholarship of 
previous years; our freshmen seemed to be headed in the right 
direction, having the second highest average in scholarship for 
the year of 1918-1919. We have made plans for a smoker to 
be held the opening night and we hope to inaugurate the social 
season, as we did last year, with a party and dance. 

It is rather early to predict but we hope for a prosperous 
year in which we shall try to make A. T. 0. the best thing at 
Colby, and we extend as our sincerest wish to our brothers 
wherever they may be, that the coming year will bring them 

Carroll B. French 

Gamma Beta chapter at the end of last June was in first 
class condition and from all prospects v/ill begin work in the 
fall with a rush. One fact is certain : she will start out with 
more active men than ever before in the history of the chapter 
(we expect thirty-two strong). Our chapter house is in fine 
condition after being repaired by our alumni and kept up by 
the active brothers, and is the equal of any, if not the best 
fraternity house at Tufts. 

Our alumni deserve everlasting credit and thanks, for they 
have shown and are showing great cooperation and interest in 
the chapter. They have backed us financially excellently. 

Although we lost five men at last commencement, only 
three were active brothers. William Walker, '17, who is now 
a chemist with the Waltham Watch Co., and William MacKen- 
zie, at present a chemist for the Dupont Dye Co., were back at 
school doing some advanced work. Ralph Beattie, '19, is with 
the Lowney Chocolate Co., in the sales department. Wallace 
White, '19, is with the General Electric Co. Jason Bickford, 
'19, is at present planning to spend next year at M. I. T. 

R. T. Ferguson 

Commencement week saw Gamma Sigma crowded with 
alumni. Many of the men have been in the service, and so they 
took advantage of this opportunity to get together again. 
Everyone had a jolly time chatting about the good old days, 
and inquiring about the active chapter. At the annual alumni 
meeting it w&b decided that the house should be painted and 

shingled. After the meeting, dinner was served by our chef, 


Pete. The alumni congratulated the active chapter on its work 
and were highly pleased with the way things were going on. 
They received a great surprise when they saw grass growing 
on the front lawn. They had tried it several times in vain. 
This year an ugly tree which shaded the lawn was cut down, 
seed was sown, and we have quite a pretty lawn. 

We lost six men by graduation. Most of them have good 
positions. Don Clarke is with the Atwater Kent Co. He will 
be placed in all departn ents, as he will understand the busi- 
ness thoroughly. Page Haselton started in with McChany, 
Wallin and Crouse and is now laying out a new boiler house. 
Ray Foss is working with his father, who is a contractor. Ray 
Heffernan is in Spencer learning the shoe business with the 
Allen Squire Co. He expects soon to go on the road as a sales- 
man. Judah Humphrey has an excellent opportunity as assist- 
ant to the chief engineer of the Wire Wheel Corporation of 
America. These men have done good work for Gam ma Sigma 
and their places will be hard to fill. 

However, prospects for the fall are bright. The men who 
will return from service are C. Lyman, R. Roden, II. Johnson, 
R. Heath, and B. Marsh. This gives us an active chapter of 
twenty-five to start rushing with. The rusli committee is as 
follows : P. J. Harriman, chairman ; R. R. Janness, secretary ; 
R. G. Ferguson. The present freshman class is larger than 
usual, so here's to a successful season. 

Clyde W. Ilorton 

The last days of college for this year were busy ones. Junior 
Week was popular all over the campus, it being the .first one in 
two years. Most of the fraternities held their dances the eve- 
ning of May 29th. Beta Zeta celebrated at the Van Ness Grill 
Room and the hotel orchestra furnished selections for dancing. 
Adams, ex- '18, and Staples, represented the alumni on this 
occasion. The next evening was given over to the Junior Prom 
and the following night was the junior boat ride. 

By the 21st of June practically all of the brothers had left 
for the summer vacation and Thayer and Clyde W. Horton 
were then preparing for graduation. The first three days of 
the next week were given over to the exercises of the senior 
class, Wednesday, the 25th, being Commencement Day. 
Thayer received his B.S. in Agriculture and C. W. Horton was 
given his B.S. in Civil Engineering. The Phelps Prize of $50 
in gold, given ''to a graduate of that year in Civil Engineer- 
ing who shall have exhibited conspicuous merit in professional 


studies, and high and noble traits of personal character," was 
awarded to Horton. This prize had been awarded only six 
times in thirty-five years and hence the honor was somewhat 

Most of the brothers are either working at home or outside 
and the prospects are very good that at least fifteen old broth- 
ers will return in the fall, and there is a possibility that the 
number may be above this. Everything points to a good sized 
entering class and consequently there should be much good 
fraternity material. 

Peden, ex- '18, is working in Burlington this summer and 
expects to return to college in the fall. Bruya, ex- '18, is at- 
tending summer school at the University in anticipation of re- 
suming his studies in the fall. Babcock, '15, has returned to 
Burlington from overseas, but has not located definitely as yet. 
Ray Adams and Clyde Horton motored from Brattleboro to 
Burlington and return July 24th to 27th. They visited at the 
house as well as in the city. Horton expects to return to the 
University in the fall as instructor in Engineering. 

One of the most important announcements this summer 
has been that the Board of Trustees of the University in ap- 
pointing Brother Guy W. Bailey (former Comptroller) Acting 
President of the College to succeed Acting President George 
H. Perkins. Every brother of Beta Zeta wishes Brother Bailey 
success in his new position. 

C. D. Anderson 

We were fortunate in having several of our alumni with 
us over Commencement. They gave us several good ideas and 
we are also grateful to them for some timely financial aid. 

We lost only four men at graduation and there will be 
more than enough men returning from service to offset these; 
also the prospect for new men will be unusually good, so the 
conditions at the present time point to a successful year. The 
freshmen in the house surely showed up well this year by win- 
ning the Freshman Scholarship cup, offered by the University, 
and we came very near winning the general cup. Among our 
alumni in the world war is one who deserves special mention. 
Lieut. Robert P. Clark, of the class of 1915, received his com- 
mission as second Lieutenant at the first Plattsburg camp and 
was made a first in France. In addition to the Croix do Guerre 
and Distinguished Service Cross, he has boon given the orders 
of the crown of Belgium with the rank of chevalior, an award 


made for extraordinary heroism. These make up a trio of 
honors which very few men have acquired, and his fraternity- 
brothers feel a just pride in the record he has made. 

The past year was a very disheartening one for any fra- 
ternity and we were handicapped by difficulties on every side, 
but we feel that we have succeeded in a large measure, in the 
things that we wished to do, namely, the big work of recon- 
struction, and as conditions look at the present time, we will 
make next year the biggest and best, both in a social and finan- 
cial way, that the chapter has seen for some time. 

Pennsylvania Alpha Iota ended the year with three suc- 
cessful events : the annual dance, the alumni luncheon, and the 
Sand Spring party. These events were declared to be the 
biggest successes ever. The Sand Spring party and the lunch- 
eons were held during commencement week, and were attended 
by a large number of alumni. The Annual Dance was held at 
the Lehigh Country Club, and was attended by a large majority 
of the active brothers, and a large number of alumni. The 
chapter at large survived the June final examinations well. 
Snyder won first honors in the senior class, and Kline, '21. and 
Seitz, '22, were on the honor groups of their respective classes. 
Kline, besides his scholastic honors, has won fame on the track. 
He has broken one of the college records for hurdles. Bittner 
and Edelman did excellent work on the team. During com- 
mencement week, the Cue and Quill club repioduced three 
plays. Six of the brothers had parts in these casts, and the 
work of building the stage and scenery was given to Oberly, 
'20, who did honor to himself by his splendid work. There were 
nine brothers in the graduating class, and while we will miss 
their advice and their presence, we wish them all the very best 
that the world has to offer. Owing to a large number of broth- 
ers returning next year to finish their courses that had- been 
interrupted by the war, the chapter will start the year with a 
large roll of brothers, so we look for a successful year. 


A. N. Woodhead 
Commencement on the Hill last June was one of the most 
inspiring and memorable in the history of St. Lawrence. A 
spirit of high hope for the future pervaded the entire program 
of exercises; it was unanimously felt to be the beginning of a 
new and greater era for the University. It was indeed a Vic- 
tory Commencement. 


Perhaps nowhere was this feeling of "great expectations" 
and of love for the old college reflected more clearly than in the 
several fraternity banquets and reunions, and especially was 
it true of the gathering of Alpha Omicron's alumni and under- 
graduates. Many of the "old boys" travelled thousands of 
miles to be on hand. Sixty-three, all told, assembled for the 
annual banquet, held in the chapter house parlors on June 9. 
The affair was remarkable not only for the number present — it 
was the largest fraternity banquet ever given on the Hill — but 
also for the spirit of loyalty and good fellowship that prevailed. 
To the younger men, whose idea of fraternity life had been 
gathered largely under the unnatural conditions of war-time, 
it was a revelation ; to the older men, it was a glad return to the 
old days, a step back to their own college years; and to all it 
was an inspiration. 

We were very fortunate in having as our Commencement 
guest N. F. Giffin, '95, for several years "Worthy Grand Chief 
of the fraternity, and always a hard and enthusiastic worker for 
its interests. Brother Giffin 's toast at the banquet, "The 
Badge," was an inspiring address. Others who responded to 
toasts were J. H. Dullea, '91; Professor R. D. Ford, '82, and 
A. G. Dunn, '19. J. C. Dolan, '96, acted as toastmaster. Iu 
addition to the regular toast list, Brother Dolan, and later 
Brother Appleton, who officiated after the former was obliged 
to leave, called on several for impromptus, which proved fully 
as enjoyable as the regular toasts. 

During the progress of the banquet, we were serenaded 
by the women's fraternities, Delta Delta Delta, Pi Beta Phi, 
and Kappa Kappa Gamma, and in the wee sma' hours we re- 
turned the compliment, in accordance with time honored cus- 

The alumni back for Commencement, who attended the 
banquet, were: M. D. Quinn, '99; N. F. Giffin, '95; H. W. 
Reed, '99; E. R. Miles, '00; C. H. Gaines, '00; A. G. Fields, 
'00; B. S. Stevens, '99; J. W. Benton, ex- '99; F. J. Eastman, 
'80; J. A. Finnigan, '93; W. A. Elliot, '94; D. F. Lane, '03; 
F. T. Williams, '13; C. W. Bird, '10; D. E. Timmermann, '12; 
R. G. Vilas, '13; H. A. Vilas, '13; II. B. Leonard, '17; F. E. 
Dexter, '14; E. L. Hulett, '03; II. F. Landon, 13; W. C. 
Pri.-st, '07; F. G. Storrs, '00; II. S. Sutton, '17; I). W. Blake, 
'17; C. W. Appleton, '97; F. M. Scribner, '18; R. P. Taylor, 
'17, and T. F. Lynch, '17. Brother Irving Bacheller, '812, 
though present at some of the commencement exercises, was 
unable to attend the banquet, much to every one's regret. At 
the commencement proper, eight A. T. O.'s received diplomas,. 


namely: Sheen, Guernsey. Martin, Dunn, Dullea, Dodds, 
Noble, and Williams. Dullea and Dodds were chosen com- 
mencement speakers; they were the only men to be accorded 
that distinction. Dunn was graduated with honors in chem- 
istry, and was also elected to the Phi Beta Kappa fraternity, 
the highest scholastic honor that can be gained by an under- 

C. H. Gaines, '00, who for several years has held the posi- 
tion of instructor in English, was at the annual meeting of 
trustees promoted to a full professorship. 

At the conclusion of the baseball and track season, Glover, 
'20, and Howard, '20, were elected to lead those teams next 
year. Glover has an excellent record as catcher on the Varsity 
nine, and well deserved the captaincy. Howard proved a sen- 
sation of the track season by shattering the college record in 
the mile run, with a score of 37 2-5 seconds in the meet against 

On May 30 we held our annual spring formal house party. 
The house and grounds presented a holiday appearance, having 
been especially " dolled up" for the occasion. The chief social 
event of commencement was the Junior Prom, which was man- 
aged by E. C. Reamon. Most of the 1919 men are either hold- 
ing down attractive jobs now, or expect to start work this fall. 
Dunn is connected with the Nestle 's Food Company as chemist. 
Dullea has moved to Pittsburgh, where he is learning the alum- 
inum business in the employ of the Aluminum Company ol 
America. Martin and Dodds are applying their scientific 
knowledge in the interests of the Telephone and Telegraph 
Company of New York, while Noble has embarked on a busi- 
ness career with the Columbian Roller Shade Company of 
Oswego. Williams will go to New York this fall to enter the 
Medical College of Columbia University. Sheen has a position 
with Swift and Company, of Chicago. Guernsey is the only 
schoolmaster 1919 turned out; he will wield the rod at Babylon, 
L. I., the coming year. 

As this is written (August 11), we have twenty-nine of 
last year's chapter who are sure to return, and in addition C. 
P. Reynolds, ex- '18, who was in service throughout the war; 
R. H. Larchar, ex- '20, and C. W. Pawling, ex- '21, have signi- 
fied their intention of coming back to resume their college work. 
This number, together with the five local high school men we 
have pledged — one having been added since the last letter — 
insures a strong chapter this year. Francis Skinner, ex- '21, 
who was pledged but not initiated, will in all probability re- 


Some much needed improvements at the house, in the way 
of painting, plastering, and wiring, have been made, and have 
put our home in excellent condition. 

An event of interest to all college students, and especially 
to fraternity men, was the announcement, made this summer, 
that Chi Zeta Sigma, a local fraternity on the Hill, had been 
granted a charter in the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. The 
initiation ceremonies will take place shortly after college opens. 
This action will put all the men's fraternities at St. Lawrence 
on an equal footing, and should prove a great step forward in 
fraternal life on the Hill. 


J. Nicklas 

As was the case with the majority of colleges throughout 
the country, Penn State with the close of the 1918- '19 year had 
got back to a pre-war basis. Many of those who had seen active 
service in Europe were once again in the classroom and in the 
field of college activities. A good number had not been able to 
enter on a satisfactory basis late in the second semester, but 
nevertheless took time to visit State and their friends and an- 
nounce their intention of being on hand for the first mass meet- 
ing in September. 

Perhaps the biggest thing that occurred in 1919 to further 
the progress of State was the realization of the dream of Recre- 
ation Hall and Gymnasium. To the tireless efforts of Hugo 
Bezdeck, head of the physical welfare department, and Neil 
Fleming, graduate manager of athletics, can be attributed much 
of the success with which the big plan was carried out. But 
when Bill Heppenstall, '09, stood up in the Auditorium and 
announced that he had the pledge of a Penn State alumnus to 
stand half the expense, and that he personally would match 
every dollar donated by the student body and the faculty the 
real big part of the job was accomplished, and Bill Heppenstall 
went down in Penn State history as one of the school's greatest 
friends. The new building is to cost $130,000 and is to be 
equipped with everything necessary for the turning out of 
physically sound men and women. 

The 1919 commencement was a most successful one, and 
the bad efforts of the weather man failed to dampen the ardor 
of the great number of guests. The calendar for the week was 
a heavy one, with many meetings, contests and parades, to say 
nothing of the efforts of thirty odd orchestras to delight the 
hearts of the students and their fair ones. 


Gamma Omega chapter had but one graduate — Frank 
Unger, Worthy Master of the chapter. Brother Unger added 
one more honor to his long list earned while working for Penn 
State, by performing the duties of Class Donor at the Class 
Day exercises. He is now located with Goodrich Rubber Co. 
in the capacity of assistant superintendent of one of their plants 
in the vicinity of Akron, Ohio. 

The house party may be truly called a successful one. 
Among those who answered to the dinner claxon were the fol- 
lowing old men: Burley Watson, Guy McWreath, Paul 
(Baldy) Weir, Don Hubbard, Bob Etter, Lew Bailey, Rodger 
Baker, 0. B. Malin, John Payne ; fresh from overseas, Malvern 
(Porky) Lewis, Ralph Hartman, Fred Smith, Don Enoch, and 
Lew Wallace. 

All the members of the chapter who finished the year are 
expected to return. In addition, a number of the old men who 
have been in the service will be back. Among those pledged 
at this writing is Traphoner, '22, and "S" man in baseball. 

Brother Gooding, wife and baby Isabel have been devoting 
themselves during July and August to showing the students of 
the 1919 summer session what hospitality can be found beneath 
the roof of Gamma Omega chapter. The enthusiasm of the 
visitors speaks well for the ''Goodies. 7 ' 

All members of the chapter feel that the duties of Worthy 
Master have fallen into able hands in Brother Munroe. He is 
well equipped to carry on the good work. 

Recently the following members have been recognized for 
their services to Penn State : 

Munroe — Class secretary. 

H. Griffith — Silver medals, both band and orchestra. 

Maginnis — Senior class president, 1920; Lion's Paw; $100 
scholarship prize. 

Berniger — Louise Carnegie scholarship. 

Balsbaugh — Assistant business manager 1921 LaVie. 

MacMillan — Skull and Bones; class baseball; Varsity "S" 

Goodling — Class baseball. 

Mears — Class baseball. 

Jones — All college play. 


Hubert Beel Smith 

In making a hasty survey of the past year, we must con- 
sider ourselves fortunate in our undertakings in spite of the 


i ? act that it was a very trying year from both a fraternal and a 
collegiate standpoint. 

In athletics, we were represented by Brady and Stewart in 
football; Frain and Stewart in basketball, and Lauder in la 
crosse. Hammond was appointed manager of basketball for 
the coming season and we are looking for Frain to make varsity 
football. Lauder was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and Barthold 
to Phi, and Scimena club. 

Dr. Mantz, Alpha Iota, very kindly contributed the means 
by which the lawn surroundings of our house were beautified 
by the addition of roadways and shrubs. 


M. A. Braswell 

N. C. Xi chapter closed its second semester for the past 
year with a total membership of twelve men. Brother W. G. 
Massey was initiated during the month of May. The chapter 
incurred a heavy loss by the graduation of R. W. Bradshaw, 
who has been one of our most active members in every phase of 
college work. J. H. Ruff, who also graduated, will return next 
year to the Law department. 

The annual A. T. 0. house party, which was instituted by 
the chapter in 1916, was held this year at Jackson Springs, N. 
C, in the vicinity of Pinehurst, during the second week of 
June. Fourteen couples were in attendance. The party was 
under the able chaperonage of Mrs. Frank Page (Walter Page) 
whose remarkable executive ability was responsible for the gen- 
eral enjoyment shared by every one present. The week's amuse- 
ments consisted of swimming, boating, motoring, riding and 
golfing. L. C. Matton and H. E. Newberry, both alumni of Xi 
chapter, who have just returned from the A. E. F., attended 
the week's merriment. 

Prospects for next year appear unusually good. With the 
exception of Bradshaw, the entire chapter will be intact; and 
with the restoration of normal conditions in college, the chap- 
ter hopes to take on the old time form of pre-war days. 

N. C. Xi extends greetings to all of the chapters, and 
wishes them the best there is for the ensuing year. 


W. S. Persons 

The closing weeks of the session 1918-19 were the most suc- 
eessful of the entire year for Virginia Beta. We were all grati- 


fied at the splendid standing of the chapter. Our satisfaction 
was marred only by the death of Lat Frazier Newberry of 
Huntington, West Virginia, who passed away at his home early 
in April. Brother Newberry was beloved by everyone who 
knew him, and Virginia Beta suffered a great loss in his death. 

It was a pleasure to us all to receive a visit from Worthy 
Grand Chief Clark when he was making his Southern tour in 
April. Brother Clark gave us many helpful suggestions and 
his short stay was productive of much good. 

The annual student-body election was held during the 
month of May, and several of the brothers were successful can- 
didates. Raines was elected secretary of the athletic council, 
while King was chosen to represent the junior class on the 
student-body executive committee. A few days prior to this, 
Jones had been honored with the presidency of the Cotillion 
club, and with the captaincy of baseball for next year. Final 
exercises brought scores of Washington and Lee men back to 
their Alma Mater, and we were delighted that we could enter- 
tain several of the chapter's alumni, among them Chilton Haw- 
kins, J. B. Wadsworth, Jr., Edward Crocheron, and Reuben 
Lewis. They came to Lexington expecting a royal welcome, 
and all the brothers exerted themselves that they should in no 
way be disappointed. And they realized that their old chapter 
had not lost its social reputation since their departure when 
they saw Brother Barry N. Buford gracefully lead one hundred 
couples in the elaborate figure of the Pan-White Friar German. 

We have every reason to believe that Virginia Beta will 
be strong next year. We expect to have all the brothers who 
composed the chapter last year, except two, back again, and 
the outlook for new material is much better than for the last 
two or three years. We also hope to have several of the broth- 
ers who were called into military service back with us, includ- 
ing Woodruff, Larkin, and Taylor. 

J. H. Erwis, Jr. 

Commencement week at University of North Carolina was 
marked by many important events and the presence of many 
notable personages. Peihaps the most important happening 
of the commencement exercises was the inauguration of Dr. 
Chase as President of the University. Dr. Chase had been 
Chairman of the Faculty since the death of Dr. Stacy, and is 
well qualified to assume the duties of President. The Hon. 
Franklin K. Lane, Secretary of the Interior, delivered the 
commencement address. Other notables in attendance were 


the Hon. Josephus Daniels, Secretary of the Navy and an 
alumnus of the University; the Hon. Thomas W. Bickett, Gov- 
ernor of North Carolina ; Lieutenant-Colonel Joseph Hyde 
Pratt (a brother Alpha Tau), and several other dignitaries. 
Eleven class reunions were held and many former students re- 
turned to their Alma Mater. Among them were several Alpha 
Taus, and we had as our guests Taylor, Pemberton, Faulkner, 
Holt, and Wall. 

N. C. Alpha Delta was represented in the commencement 
activities. We had only one brother graduating, James Davis 
Poag of Greenville, S. C, but his standing was high and he 
graduated with honors. He was chief assistant ball manager 
for the finals of 1919 and helped make the finals a huge success. 
Gant also, took part in the commencement exercises, being one 
of six commencement marshals. 

Five members of the chapter returned to summer school 
to make up work lost while in the army and three freshmen 
roomed at the Hall. Summer school this year had registered 
over eleven hundred students, with an extraordinary number 
taking work for post-graduate credit. During the closing 
weeks of summer school, we were compelled to tear down the 
beautiful old wisteria vine which shaded the western exposure 
of our side veranda. We know that our alumni will read this 
sorrowfully, as the old wisteria was endeared in the hearts of 
all of us and had come to be looked upon as part of the frater- 

The other members of last year's chapter spent their sum- 
mer in varied ways. Gant was a member of a party surveying 
the Canadian boundary. Pruden spent most of the summer in 
New York state, and Douglas, Hester and Smoot enjoyed their 
vacation among the mountains in the "Land of the Sky." The 
whole chapter planned a ten days' outing together in Atlantic 
City about August 15th. 

The fall term of the University will open October 20. We 
are looking forward to the year 1919-20 with much enthusiasm 
and confidence. Nine members of last year's chapter will re- 
turn and we are expecting Conyers, Black, Pressly, and Louis 
MacMillan to return and resume their studies. Dougal Mac- 
Millari, '18, will fill the position of instructor in English. Foot- 
ball practice began September 15. Gant, captain of last year's 
squad, and Black will represent Alpha Delta on the Varsity. 
ESrwio of the junior class, was elected manager of the fresh- 
man football team for the fall of 1919. 



Ohio Beta Eta finished up the school year with an alumni 
banquet at the house June 17. About thirty of the alumni were 
present and enjoyed the evening with us. Among these were 
"Tim" Main, Potts, Spaulding, and Reick, who were just out 
of the service. We lost one man by graduation, Johnson, who 
returned to school in the spring, from the psychological depart- 
ment of the army, to finish his work. 

Most of the fellows expect to be back in the fall, also many 
of the brothers who served overseas and did not finish their 
college work. With Nible as W. M. again things ought to be 
on the "boom." We have three or four men pledged whom we 
expect with us in the fall, also, from all reports, -some other 
good men are being lined up. 

Johnson was located in Detroit, Mich., during the summer. 
Joseph is working as advance man for Redpatli Chautauqua 
this summer. He aspires to be a second Opie Read or Ralph 
Bingham. He has been elected president of the Senior Lecture 
course this year. 


W. J. Millard 

Tennessee Alpha Tau looks forward to the new year with 
interest and confidence. At the last meeting in the spring 
every member said he would be in harness and pulling his bit 
this fall for new material. Some of the alumni say they are 
coming in with material. A. H. Gray, clerk and master in the 
chancery court of Brownsville, Tenn., says he will come back 
for the rushing season; W. H. McAtee, just back from France, 
will return, and F. V. Long hopes to be with us. 

The chapter is of course scattered this summer, and all 
the members are busy at occupations all the way from driving 
a tank wagon to preaching, loafing, and other forms of activity. 

The honors of last year went to S. P. McCutchen, who won 
the medal for the two years' course in Bible. J. R. Glassell is 
captain of the baseball team, and W. J. Millard is president of 
the senior class. 

"Cat" Glassell, alas, will not be with us. He is married 
and gone. The chapter did the best it could for him, in the way 
of a farewell banquet at the Montgomery Hotel just before his 
marriage, and sent him off loaded with the best wishes for a 
long and happy married life. 


John B. Tatum 

The year closed for Beta Tau with a membership of six- 
teen. Chas. K. Koffman and John B. Tatum are teaching 
school. Henry J. Huey is visiting in Oklahoma and Roy Hall 
and Raymond Dixon are spending the summer in Maryland. 
The other members are at their homes. On June 3 Henry J. 
Huey and Robert W. Russell were initiated, making a total of 
one hundred fifty members initiated since the installation of 
the chapter in 1894. The chapter of 1918-19 was composed of 
five old men and fourteen initiates as follows : Graduate stu- 
dent, Tatum ; Seniors, Crockett and Chas. Koffman ; Juniors, 
Joe Davis and Huey; Sophomores, Hall, Maer, Russell and 
Smith; Freshmen, Beville, Bryan Davis, John Davis, Dixon, 
Jernigan, Irby Koffman, McConnell, Roberts, Starnes, and 
VanDyke. Roy Arbuckle, Bandy, Bowden and Burks from 
overseas will return in September. Pledges Cocke and Hodge 
will also be back. The freshman class will be large and material 
will be abundant. 

Wynne Q. Maer will be treasurer of both the Athletic as- 
sociation and the Students' Activities association, and Roy Hall 
will manage the Co-op book store. Bryan Davis and Raymond 
Dixon are president-elect and annual representative respectively 
of the sophomore class. The chapter has been visited by a num- 
ber of brothers returning from oversea. 


Edward S. Dabney 

Last June Mu Iota ended one of the best years in the 
history of the chapter. Though the year was broken into at the 
first, matters rapidly assumed a normal status after Christmas 
and before the close of the year the boys in the chapter could 
conservatively say that Mu Iota had withstood the shock of 
war and again taken the honored place she has always main- 
tained at the University. True to tradition the Alpha Taus 
stood first in scholarship again as the Palm correspondent has 
just been informed in a letter from Brother Campbell. During 
the summer Walker, McKenzie, Campbell, Elsey and Thompson 
have been in Lexington most of the time. Ellis Peak and 
"Pug" Longworths have stopped nil' in the city as they were 
passing through; At the writing of this chapter letter in the 
middle of August, plans are being formulated for the coining 
year. When "Dick" Duncan graduated last June the chapter 
lost, one of the finest men that ever became an Alpha Tan, but 


considering the fact only one man was lost and it is certain 
that nearly all of the brothers will return, there is no reason 

Kentucky Mu Iota 

why the coming year of 1919-20 should not be the most glorious 
Mu Iota has experienced. 


Washington Gamma Chi will open the fall term of college 
with the best of prospects for a very successful year. Our 
house has been improved and altered, so now it is superior to 
any other fraternity house on the campus. Hardwood floors 
have been added and a new hot-water heating system has been 
installed. It has been replastered, papered and painted. An 
extra study room, accommodating four students, has been con- 

We lost through graduation Julius Hollman, a recipient 
of many honors while in college. The chapter, of course, misses 
a man like "Jass," who was president of the student body and 
captain of the basketball team during his senior year. We were 
fortunate in finding a successor for Hollman as A. B. S. presi- 
dent, in Allen Atlason, who has been given the honor of pilot- 
ing the student body during the coming year. Atlason was 
editor of the Chmool, the junior annual, and has been elected 
to Crimson Circle, the upper classman honorary society at 
Washington State. The problem of the chapter this coming 
year will be different than the past two years. Instead of how 


to keep the house full and pledge only desirable men, k is how 
we are to accommodate the members and pledges of other years 
who are returning. 

Loyd Gillis, full-back on the famous Mare Island Marine 
football team, is now out of the service and writes us that he 
is sure to be back, as well as Fred Glover, half-back on the same 
team. Al Kienholtz, who saw eighteen months' service over- 
seas with the Fifth marines, and "Bull" McCrady, who saw 
eighteen months' service with the engineers, dropped in to as- 
sure us they would return in the fall. With these and others 
of the upper classmen returning, the chapter will be assured 
of renewed vigor and will be back to its customary successful 
pre-war basis. 


E. F. Steiner 

Beta Delta has closed one of the most successful years in 
her history. This is not just a general remark such as is often 
made by reporters. The year was successful in every respect in 
spite of the unusual difficulties. We accomplished something 
that we have tried to do for many years ; to close the house for 
the summer without a single outstanding debt. Next year we 
shall be able to start with a clean slate, owing no one and able 
to devote all our money to the furnishing of the house. We 
owe our success in a large measure to the aid of Brothers Lang 
and Houser, members of the faculty, who took the greatest in- 
terest in the doings of the chapter and were always there with 
good advice and counsel. We were fortunate in having such a 
man as Thornbury in charge of the house during such unsettled 
times for he led us through as few could have done. The chief 
reason we had so good a year, however, was the spirit of the 
entire chapter. Everyone entered into his share of the work 
with the true A. T. 0. feeling and gave everything he had to 
the betterment of the chapter as a whole. 

We lost some of our most valuable men by graduation. 
Though they were small in number, four only, they constituted 
flie best that we had, and it will be a hard matter to fill their 
places. We are hoping to have a reunion of the chapter next 
year and gel them back once more. Those who were graduated 
were Thornbury, Bjiss, Morgan, and Steiner, S. J. 

The alumni in many of the towns seem to have come to the 
realization that they owe it, to their- chapter to form an alumni 
association and help all they can to " carry on". The activte 
brothers have got behind them and are helping to start things 

before school opens so that the association can aid us during the 
coming year. 

We will return about fifteen of the past years men and three 
pledges. It is rather early to make wild prophecies about how 
we will come out rushing week, but Beta Delta is not likely to be 
found wanting when the excitement is over. 

William A. Porteous, Jr. 

We have put our shoulders to the wheel and worked for the 
reestablishment of our beautiful fraternity house and are prac- 
tically assured of success ; but because of a complicated clause in 
the lease which the present tenant holds we may be deprived of 
our house another year. However with such law students as 
Nash Johnson and Neville LeBoeuf we need not worry. 

One loyal A. T. 0., Edward Lee Gladney, Jr. — Boots — has 
particularly distinguished himself this summer by winning the 
Southern championship title as a sprinter. At the closing of 
the college year he was elected Worthy Master ; he hails from ole 
Washington and Lee. William A. Porteous , Jr. with the able as- 
sistance of Frank E. Rainold may capture the championship of 
Southern sailing matches given under the auspices of the South- 
ern Yacht club, having a safe lead of six points. A syndicate 
of loyal Alpha Taus recently formed purchased the "Cadillac" 
of Great Lakes fame, at one time the Canadian Champion. She 
is the largest, finest and fastest yacht in Southern waters. The 
Brothers are contemplating taking a trip to Florida and Havana 
aboard the new boat. Her name is to be changed to Alpha Tau 
II and we are positive she will do justice to her time honored 

The rushing committee hasn't lost an opportunity and Alpha 
Tau should have things her own way when the pledging season 
starts at Tulane. From present indications all of our old men 
are expected to return and nothing less than a banner year is our 

Lud J. Lincoln 

Since the last Palm letter, more and more of the older men 
have begun to return to the University from the army and navy. 
As a result of this, reforms have set in at Texas — reforms both 
thorough and complete, of necessity following the period of lax- 
ity due to the war and the S. A. T. C. (possiblv). At anv rate, 
reforms were needed, especially along scholarship lines. No fra- 
ternity was exempt from the movement, so of course, Gamma Eta 
felt it, too. 


In May we enjoyed a visit from our Province Chief, Sidney 
B. Fithian, who stayed with us for several days. 

Only two seniors were returned from service to receive de- 
grees this June. Those were C. P. Bradley, B. A. and LL. B., and 
N. Jacks, LL. B. Both are now practicing law. News from the 
brothers still in service, as well as those who are already out, in- 
dicates that we will have a strength of about twenty men in the 
Fall. Each seems rather anxious to get back to "State", and 
has at least one "rushee" on the string. One of the brothers, who 
is spending the Summer in Chicago, reports that he met several 
loyal Taus of the active Chicago chapter, and that their reception 
of him was more than brotherly. Further, the Alumni associa- 
tion is decidedly not one of those which the Palm has termed 
dead. "A peach of a bunch," he says, "never less than twenty 
in number, is on hand each Thursday at twelve, for luncheon at 
the Brevoari Hotel. It is worth any Alpha Tau's while to drop 

A. E. Jackson 

It was only one year ago when Texas Delta Epsilon of Alpha 
Tau Omega became a reality. Great dreams and plans regard- 
ing the future of the new chapter were born in the minds of some 
of the members, only to find a natural death among the disturb- 
ing influences of the most unusual year in college history. 

New Home 01 Tkx as 

Delta Epsiloh 

Now that the first year has closed, a rapid review will re- 
veal the progress made in fulfillment of our plans. During the 
entire year, there have been 32 men in the chapter; from this 
number, 7 athletic letters have been awarded, including two 
captaincies and one managership of the athletic teams. A good 
social standing has been maintained and review of the scholas- 
tic standing of all fraternities gives A. T. 0. third place. 

The social feature of the year was our First annual spring 
house-party which was given at Lake Worth, Texas, June 10-14 
inclusive. Just following commencement, our entire chapter and 
several alumni, accompanied by an equal number of young ladies 
and sufficient chaperonage made the fifty-mile cross-country 
drive to the lake, where we secured the Arrow "S" Club build- 
ings and grounds. Despite the fact that three of the brothers 
had to pay fines for speeding, everything was lovely, and this 
marked the first day of the successful camp. With a dancing 
pavilion, boats, bathing facilities, cars, and a dining room 
full of food at their disposal, none of our guests lacked amuse- 
ment. The party was concluded with a dance on one of the large 
motor boats at which time music was furnished by a negro 
stringed orchestra. 

Last and probably the most important occurrence of the 
year has taken place since the closing of the regular session in 
the form of the acquisition of a home. The chapter has been 
handicapped all the year on account of not being able to secure 
a house. Various plans for building have originated only to 
find their way to the waste basket. Finally, the idea was con- 
ceived of organizing a stock company and incorporating it for 
the purpose of buying the most suitable house near the Univer- 
sity. It is with great pleasure that we announce that a sufficient 
number of the brothers have taken advantage of the "bargains" 
that this stock sale offered to insure the purchase of a house. This 
house stands at 115 Haynie Avenue always bearing a welcome for 
any of the brothers when they happen to be in Dallas. 

Twelve or fifteen of last year's chapter are expected to re- 
turn, together with several of the brothers who have been in 
the service. We have a number of prospective pledges and all 
indications go to show that A. T. 0. will have a large number of 
representative members for the coming year putting forth every 
possible effort in an attempt at the realization of the ideals of 
our fraternity. 

There will be quite a number of transfers next year among 
old men. Brothers Long and Barnes will enter the University of 
Virginia ; Pledge Groce will enter Texas Universitv and Brother 
Newman may return to State after two terms at SMU. 

Brothers Copper and Edmondson, basketball letter men and 


football star will return to SMU. McKnight will be in school. 
He was the only four letter man in SMU last year. Renshaw, 
last year's football and baseball captain will return. Foree, 
football manager for next year will be on hand the opening of 
school. Ford will be in school for at least one term and the 
prospects for five letter men on the football squad are very bright. 
Reddick will be in the faculty next year, and Johnston will be 
assistant editor of the weekly paper. Griner, baseball and track 
man will return. 


Milton McKay 

Iowa Beta Alpha closed a successful year June 21, having 
initiated eleven pledges, cleared up all worries and blazoned its 
name in the hall of athletic fame. Captain Sprague, Hendrick- 
son, and Kent were the mainstays of the local track team, Hen- 
drickson winning individual honors at the state meet, and cop- 
ping the high sticks and placing second in the pole vault at the 
Missouri Valley classic, while both of the others scored heavily 
in the minor clashes. The former also held down the catcher's 
position on the baseball team, making him a total of nine S's 
won in athletic competition — a record in this school. We placed 
five other men on the baseball team, Captain Jackson, Simpson, 
Fisher, Walter, and Sprague. 

Beta Alpha graduated six men this year : Parks, Wakeman, 
Edwards, Banks, Simpson, and Sprague. Wakeman and Simp- 
son are planning on going to Harvard 
next year, while Edwards astonished 
^k p^jj. the whole chapter by accepting a posi- 

J^^^ ";& tion teaching in Assiut College, Egypt. 

I ^ The year was closed with a formal 

dinner at the Chamberlain Hotel, Des 

f Moines. At the present writing the 

whole chapter is mourning the death 
of one of our most popular and prom- 
inent brothers, George Fisher, who 
was drowned recently when swimming 
with a number of other Alpha Tans 
in a near-by hike. Fisher, who would 
have been a senior, was the W. M. for 
this year. lie w;is active in all college 
Geobge Fisheb affairs, principally in football and 

baseball. His death is a, hard blow 
to the chapter and the school in general. 


In other ways, however, this year looks like a banner one 
for Simpson A. T. O. A number of old men are reported to be 
coming back including "Bang" Morlan, former football man, 
"Dutch" Weldin, basketball star, "Fletch" Brown, Trumbo, 
Jim McGranahan, Feldtmose and several more rough army men. 
Being back in the house, which has been repainted during the 
summer, with a good strong chapter roll, and plenty of promis- 
ing material coming in, things should be on the boom in Beta 
Alpha as in pre-war days. 

Kenneth C. Noble 

There is every assurance that eighteen men will return when 
the Delta Betas assemble during the latter part of September. 
This number will be increased should three of our older men, 
Rogers, Richie, and McNichols, decide to complete their courses 
in medicine. Two of the chapter "1" men were lost by gradua- 
tion. Merrill Olson, who holds letters in both baseball and basket- 
ball, goes to Cherokee as athletic coach. At the last r -ports 
Harold Stoner, quarter miler, was on the marks for either a 
government position or a location in a school. Webb and Dahlen, 
for the past year our industrious "pharmnchnte>'\ are located 
in Rock Island in drug stores only a short distance from each 
other. Joe Tye, a sophomore, has decided to put his ability 
to the test and will act as superintendent of schools at Promise 
City. Alan Nichols and his wife are living in Boulder, Col., 
where he is taking law. 

A new system for rushing was begun this summer. A com- 
mittee of three men, including the worthy master, was chosen 
to have charge of the communication with new men coming to 

It is thought this will avoid confusion and the fall will find 
us with a good list of men and information concerning them. 


K. L. Wagner 

At last our midsummer dreams are coming true. The re- 
port is that more laces and frills are registered in the College 
herd book, than four-in-hands and pompadours. With dancing 
allowed openly, and a new house with the largest dance floor on 
the campus, and the above statistics, we all feel like elimbing 
up on our chairs and shouting out the old Powder River yell that 
Professor Bancroft imported from Wyoming. But we're too 
dry out here to shout! 

But a new house ? Yes. Full ? Almost. Prospects ? Fine, 


never better ! Almost all of our old vets have landed once more, 
safely in Ames, so we are expecting a strong crew of upperclass- 
men to help cast that sublime atmosphere over the invading 
freshmen. Almost twenty men back, and prospects arriving 
daily, make our new house look none too large. Twice as large 
as the former, with all its fine appointments — we can only thank 
our alumni for their help, and invite you all to come back and 
spend a week-end in our new home, attend our dances, and 
enjoy our new chapter house with us. This year we are going 
to strive more than ever for pep and enthusiasm. We are going 
to make it our business to "get out and get into" all forms of 
colleg'e activities, — and if we don't, we are going to "get out 
and get under" to see where the trouble lies. We believe in 
starting our men out into activities while preps. Get them 
interested their first year, and they will stay interested until the 
cap and gown season. So watch for Iowa G. XL's in the future, 
in "Who's Who and Why." 

Eugene C. Glasgow 

Although handicapped by conditions brought on by the 
war, Minnesota Gamma Nu built up one of the strongest chap- 
ters in its history. Our success was no doubt due to the fact 
that the majority of the new men came to a realization of their 
responsibilities even though they had not gone through the usual 
long pledge period. When the year closed we had a full house 
and the usual number of twin city members. We had used great 
care in rushing and there was no question but that our chapter 
was among the first five on the campus — we, of course, feel that 
it was the best. Our financial situation could not have been bet- 
ter and the various members were leaders in University activ- 
ities. Our baseball aggregation would have stacked up well 
against some of the teams in the American Association. It easily 
walked away with every game, the lowest score being made in 
the game with the Sigma Nus — 11-3. The cup was won in the 
final game against the Alpha Delts which ended with a final 
score of 15-3. Two social events were held near the end of the 
school year, one, the spring formal held at the Town and Country 
Club, St. Paul, and the other, the spring party,an all day affair, 
hold at the St. Paul Automobile Club on White Bear lake. A 
splendid turnout of the alumni was present at both functions. 

Only two men were lost to the chapter, both by graduation. 
Paul Beyersos received his degree from the School of Law and 
Frank Brown graduated from the College of Agriculture. Both 
these men saw active service and were discharged in .time to re- 
enter school and complete their courses. They will live in Minne- 


apolis or in the near vicinity and give promise of being among 
our most active alumni. 

With the exception of the two mentioned all of this year's 
chapter will return in the fall, and, in addition, a number of 
pledgemen and old men who have been, or who will be dis- 
charged from the service. We expect to have 20 actives back 
and anticipate some difficulty in finding room in the house for 
all of the out of town men. Plans are in the making for a big 
A. T. 0. homecoming and banquet to be held on the day of the 
Minnesota-Michigan football game. It is expected that by this 
time all the alumni, actives and pledgemen now in the service 
will have received their discharges. "Mickey" Lawler, star 
forward of last year's 1,000 per cent all western conference 
basketball team, will head this year's team. Harold Clement 
and Harry Schwedes, two freshmen of last year, give promise 
of being famous athletes. The former tips the scales at a 
little over 200 and measures six feet five inches. He should 
find a berth on the eleven. Schwedes is also over the six foot 
mark and weighs nearly 200. He is looked upon as a coming 
basketball star. Ye correspondent will head the Minnesota 
Daily as Managing Editor. 

Berthold L. Lange 

Missouri Delta Zeta is ready for, and looking forward to 
a full and successful year for 1919-20. All of the brothers are 
back from the various branches of service, without a gold star 
in the service flag. Since most of these were members of the 
old local fraternity, they were naturally anxious to become 
fully acquainted with A. T. O. in all its meaning, and conse- 
quently initiations were held frequently, the last being held 
on the last day of college. 

The chapter lost three men, Horn, Bryant, and Fontana, 
by graduation, and these are now getting acquainted with 
the hard knocks of the world outside of college. This leaves 
an active chapter of 22 men, who are starting school again this 
fall and with ten new pledges, we expect to become a strong 
factor in fraternity life as well as on the campus. During 
the summer rushing was carried on continuously by the brothers 
who remained in town keeping up acquaintances already 
formed and making new ones, always with the one idea of find- 
ing suitable material for the chapter. 

Rushing was done mostly by automobile parties, using the 
machines of the more fortunate brothers to good and long ad- 
vantage. The alumni of St. Louis have also been active, giv- 


ing a get-to-gether party at Forest Park Highlands on August 
7, to which the actives were invited. 

Missouri Delta Zeta was represented in nearly every 
corner of the states this summer. Brown and Conzleman took 
life easy at Camp Winnepe, Eagle River, Wisconsin; Wolf 
"architected" in Alabama; Abel attended summer school at 
Wisconsin ; Hartman took some special courses at the University 
of Colorado. The actives in town spread into various activities, 
including playground work, insurance, and plain "loafing". 

Of the school in general, much could be said. Without the 
drawbacks of the war, S. A. T. C, "flu", etc., Washington Uni- 
versity expects a banner year in the one just opened, and every- 
thing in its power to help it along will be done by Missouri 
Delta Zeta. 

John R. Morris 

If there was ever a time in the history of Gamma Rho 
when the prospects for the future were brighter, it is not within 
the memory of the oldest Alpha Taus who have visited us at 
the old hang-out this fall. Please forgive our shrinking mod- 
esty, but the present state of affairs in the chapter is such as to 
make us want to shake hands all around a couple or three 
times a day. The number of actives and pledges now exceeds 
that of any year since Gamma Rho was installed. Twenty old 
men returned the last days of August to make ready the house 
and complete preparations for rush week. They, of course, are 
all settled in the house. Charles (Mooch) Herald, of St. Louis — 
just back from France — came to Columbia about the same time, 
bringing some first-class boys with him, who are now wearing 
the stars and crescent. We thought that "Mooch" would be 
with us this session, but he found this impossible. 

John Randolph has returned from almost two years over- 
seas to complete his work in the Law Department. He has 
been made Worthy Master. We are glad to have with us also 
Major Jesse E. Marshall, discharged from the army late in 
August, who has accepted a professorship in the School of Law. 
His influence with the boys will mean a great deal toward further 
achievements. JIarshall was initiated by Iowa Beta Alpha at 
Simpson College, and is an affiliate of Illinois Gamma Xi, Uni- 
versity of Chicago. G. Alex Hope, discharged from the navy 
as an ensign, is on board the Tau ship for his last voyage through 
the waters of M. U., and is taking a prominent part in many 
of the University's nativities. For the second time, He is presi- 
dent of the Y. 'M. 0. A. 

Before the first, week of rushing waB ended, the button 
of A. T. 0. had been accepted by twenty new men, and the num- 


ber has since been increased to twenty-six. Regrettable circum- 
stances, however, made it impossible for three fine fellows, who 
would have worn the Maltese Cross, to remain. We are proud 
to announce, however, that twenty-three of the best spikes at 
Missouri are ours. The spirit of the freshmen has already been 
demonstrated by those who have gone in with encouraging en- 
thusiasm to bring home to A. T. 0. the honors that are no more 
than our fraternity's due. Gray, Crowe, and Slayton have 
cinched places on the first freshman football team. Half a 
dozen will be freshman assistants to the Savitar staff, with a 
view of taking the step next year to the present position of Rus- 
sell and Massengale, that of sophomore assistants. The glee 
club, mandolin club, debating squad, and every athletic de- 
partment will have representatives from Gamma Rlio if hard 
work can put them there. Perhaps the most inspiring occa- 
sion since school opened this semester was our Founders' Day 
banquet on September 11.. "Daddy" Stockton Fountain, who 
will ever touch a tender spot in the heart of every Gamma 
Rho man, was present and gave us an appreciated talk on the 
history of the chapter. Everyone there, brothers and pledges, 
had an opportunity to say his say, and it was a fine lot of en- 
thusiasm and spirit that was revealed there. 



The Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity was founded at Richmond, Va., on 
September 11, 1865. It was incorporated January 10, 1879, by and 
under the laws of the State of Maryland as "The Alpha Tau Omega 
Fraternity of Baltimore City." 


Rev. Otis A. Glazebrook, D. D., Hon. Ebskine M. Ross, 

Captain Alfred Marshall (deceased) 


Executive Department 

Worthy Grand Chief 

Thomas Arkle Clark, University of Illinois, Urbana. 

Worthy Grand Chaplain 
Rev. Stephen K. Mahon, Delaware and Parkwood Aves., Toledo, O. 

Worthy Grand Keeper of Exchequer 
Alexander Macomber 

Acting Worthy Grand Keeper of Exchequer 
Frank W. Scott, 604 East Green Street, Champaign, 111. 

Worthy Grand Keeper of Annals 
William C. Smiley 

Acting Worthy Grand Keeper of Annals 
Frank W. Scott, 604 East Green Street, Champaign, 111. 

Worthy Grand Scribe 
Claude T. Reno, Allentown, Pa. 

Executive Secretary 
Frank W. Scott, 604 East Green Street, Champaign, 111. 

The Province Chiefs 

Province I — Major Joel B. Mallet, Atlanta, Ga. 

Province II — Lyle M. Clift, 209 Davidson Building, Bay City, Mich. 

Province III — Ralph E. Weaverling, 714 Security Mutual Bldg., Lin- 
coln, Neb. 

Province IV — Emerson H. Packard, 34 Perkins Ave., Brocton, Mass. 

Province V — Victor Frey. 1320 Land Title Building, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Province VI— J. Frank Wilkes, 140 W. Morehead St., Charlotte, N. C. 

Province VII— Frank R. Bott, 32 East Delason Ave., Youngstown, Ohio. 

Province VIII— A. Early Ewan, Ky. Agricultural Experiment Station, 
Lexington, Ky. 

Province IX — Lewje Wiu.iams, 500 Eitel Building, Seattle. 

Province X — Sidney B. Fithian, Falcon, Miss. 

Province XI— W. N. Jordan, 302-4-6 Clapp Building, Des Moines, la. 

Judicial Department 

Worthy High Chancellor 

ROBEBT E. Lee Saner, Commonwealth Bank Building, Dallas, Tex. 

Legislative Department 
The Congress 
The Congress meets biennially. The 26th Congress was indefinitely 
postponed from December 27, 1918. 

The High Council 
Rev. Paul R. Hickok, Chairman, 1917 Fifth Avenue, Troy, N. Y. 
James B. Ruhl, Esq., 716 Society for Savings Bldg., Cleveland, Ohio. 
John N. Van der Vries, 801 Otis Building, Chicago, 111. 
Dr. E. P. Lyon, 421 Union Street, Minneapolis, Minn. 
Nathan F. Giffin, Esq., 115 Broadway, New York City. 

The Alpha Tau Omega Palm 
Editor and Publisher 
Frank W. Scott 
Revision of Constitution, Laios and Secret Work 
Nathan F. Giffin, Chairman, 115 Broadway, New York, N. Y. 
Rev. Paul R. Hickok, 1917 Fifth Avenue, Troy, N. Y. 
Claude T. Reno, 719 Hamilton St., Allentown, Pa. 

William C. Smiley, 1873 Marshall Avenue, St. Paul, Minn. 
Dr. E. P. Lyon, 421 Union Street, Minneapolis, Minn. 
William H. Reese, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pa. 

Claude T Reno, 719 Hamilton St., Allentown, Pa. 

Song Book 
Everett S. Olive, Chairman, Simpson College, Indianola, la. 
Edwin F. Gruhl, Madison, Wis. 

C. S. Butler, 4705 Woolworth Bldg., New York City. 
A. W. Clokey, Comptroller's Office, New York, N. Y. 
Edward A. Werner, Little Rock, Arkansas. 


[Errors in the names or addresses in this Directory are due to 
failure of chapter officers to send in due notice of elections.] 

Florida and Georgia 
Florida Alpha Omega, University of Florida 

A. T. O. House, Gainesville, Florida. 

Leo H. Wilson, W. M. Joe Kercheval, P. R. 

Georgia Alpha Beta, University of Georgia 

A. T. O. House, 147 Washington Street, Atlanta, Ga. 

R. E. L. Spence, Jr., W. M. 
Georgia Alpha Theta, Emory University 

A. T. O. House, Oxford, Ga. 

P. G. Blitch, W. M. John McFadden, P. R. 

Georgia Alpha Zeta, Mercer University 

278 College St., Macon, Ga. 

Hubert B. Mason, W. M. Hubert Boone, P. R. 

Georgia Beta Iota, Georgia School of Technology 

A. T. O. House, 43 West North Street, Atlanta, Ga. 

Ernest Eyers Pund, W. M. J. H. Vandegrift, P. R. 

Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin 
Illinois Gamma Zeta, University of Illinois 

A. T. O. House, 405 East John Street, Champaign. 

Hugh W. Cross, W. M. Arthur A. Squier, P. R. 

Illinois Gamma Xi, University of Chicago 

A. T. O. House, 5721 Blackstone Avenue, Chicago, 111. 

Arthur G. Asher, W. M. H. R. Moser, P. R. 

Indiana Delta Alpha, University of Indiana 

A. T. O. House, Bloomington, Indiana. 

Charles F. Thompson, W. M. Lawrence Wheeler, P. R. 

Indiana Gamma Gamma, Rose Polytechnic Institute 

A. T. 0. House, 808 Chestnut Street, Terre Haute, Indiana 

Rex J. Self, W. M. Robert Walker, P. R. 

Indiana Gamma Omicron, Purdue University 

102 Waldron Street, Lafayette, Indiana. 

J. H. Clark, W. M. J. P. Fitzgerald, P. R. 

Michigan Alpha Mu, Adrian College 

Adrian, Michigan. 

George H. Little, W. M. Robert P. Richardson, P. R. 

Michigan Beta Kappa, Hillsdale College 

A. T. O. House, 93 Fayette Street, Hillsdale, Mich. 

Chester H. Smith, W. M. Chester H. Smith, P. R. 

Michigan Beta Lambda, University of Michigan 

A. T. 0. House, 711 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor, Mich. 

A. H. Dornan, W. M. G. W. Lipscomb, P. R. 

Michigan Beta Omicron, Albion College 

A. T. O. House, Erie Street, Albion, Mich. 

Carleton R. Sawyer, W. M. Kenneth West., P. R. 

Wisconsin Gamma Tau, University of Wisconsin 

A. T. O. House, 225 Lake Lawn Place, Madison, Wis. 

Emmett J. Mueller, W. M. Chas. Culbertson, R. P. 

Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, and Wyoming 
Colorado Gamma Lambda, University of Colorado 

A. T. O. House, 1307 College Ave., Boulder, Colo. 

Henry Page, W. M. William H. Whitaker, Jr. P. R. 

Kansas Gamma Mu, University of Kansas 

1633 Vermont, Lawrence, Kans. 

P. W. Dodderidge, W. M. George De Voe, P. R. 

Nebraska Gamma Theta, University of Nebraska 

1610 K Street, Lincoln, Nebraska. 

Robert G. Brown, W. M. Frank D. Patty, P. R. 

Wyoming Gamma Psi, University of Wyoming 

A. T. O. House, Laramie, Wyoming. 

Glenn D. Laird, W. M. Milward L. Simpson, P. R. 

Maim;, MASSACHUSETTS, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont 
Maine Beta Upsilon, University of Maine 

A. T. O. House, North Main Street, Orono, Me. 

Lawrence E. Merrow, W. M. E. D. Anderson, P. R. 

Maine Gamma Alpha, Colby College 

A. T. O. House:, Waterville, Me., Box 5 

Charlei S. Eaton, W. M. George Currier, P. R. 

Massachi btts Beta Gam ma., Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

A. T. O. House, 37 Bay Street Road, Boston, Massachusetts. 

William R. MeKeen, Jr., W. M. Sidney E. Whitman, P. R. 

Massachusetts Gamma Beta, Tufts College 

A. T. 0. House, 134 Professors' Row, Tufts College, Mass. 

George S. Eveleth, Jr., W. M. Carroll B. French, P. R. 

Massachusetts Gamma Sigma, Worcester Polytechnic Institute 

A. T. O. House, 24 Institute Road, Worcester, Mass. 

Harold F. Tousey, W. M. Charles M. Lyman, R. P. 

New Hampshire Delta Delta, New Hampshire State College 

A. T. O. House, Durham, New Hampshire. 

Harold P. Felker, W. M. A. S. Cook, P. R. 

Rhode Island Gamma Delta, Brown University 

A. T. 0. House 119 Waterman Street, Providence, R. I. 

Stanley M. Dore, W. M. Rodney Cook, P. R. 

Vermont Beta Zeta, University of Vermont 

A. T. 0. House, Willard and College Streets, Burlington, Vt. 

Ralph E. Titus, W. M. Clyde W. Horton, P. R. 

New York and Pennsylvania 
New York Alpha Omicron, St. Lawrence University 

A. T. O. House, Canton, N. Y. 

Harold F. Martin, W. M. Albert N. Woodhead, P. R. 

New York Beta Theta, Cornell University 

A. T. O. House, 625 University Ave., Ithaca, N. Y. 

Maurice E. Gillett, W. M. S. S. Gawne. P. R. 

New York Delta Gamma, Colgate University 

Hamilton N. Y. 

Alphonso Cornelius Wiese, W. M. Henry Leroy Adams, P. R. 

Pennsylvania Alpha Iota, Muhlenberg College 

A. T. O. House, 42 South Fourteenth Street, Allentown, Pa. 

W. Chester Hill, W. M. Jesse L. Cressman, P. R. 

Pennsylvania Alpha Pi, Washington and Jefferson College 

A. T. O. House, Main and Prospect Streets, Washington, Pa. 

R. E. Bixler, W. M. R. W. Schell, P. R. 

Pennsylvania Alpha Rho, Lehigh University 

A. T. 0. House, South Bethlehem, Pa. 

Phillip C. Hammond, W. M. Thomas J. Bray, P. R. 

Pennsylvania Alpha Upsilon, Pennsylvania College 

A. T. O. House, Lutheran Theological Seminary, Gettysburg, Pa. 

Robert R. Zarr, W, M. J. Harold Mumper, P. R. 

Pennsylvania Gamma Omega, Pennsylvania State College 

A. T. O. House, State College, Pa. 

Frank J. Unger, W. M. Harold P. Griffith, P. R. 

Pennsylvania Tau, University of Pennsylvania 

A. T. O. House, 3912 Locust Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Donald M. Hobart, W. M. Henry Allen Bourne, Jr., P. R. 

North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia 
North Carolina Alpha Delta, University of North Carolina 

A. T. O. House, Chapel Hill, N. C.» 

H. G. Winslow, W. M. W. D. Macmillan, 3d, P. R 

North Carolina Xi, Trinity College 

A. T. O. House, Durham, N. C, Box 133. 

John H. Harrison, W. M. M A. Braswell, P. R. 

South Carolina Beta Xi, College of Charleston 

A. T. 0. House, Charleston, S. C. 

W. E. Martin, W. M. W. E. Martin, P. R. 

Vibginia Beta, Washington and Lee University 

Box 416, Lexington, Va. 

M. W. Paxton, Jr., W. M. E. D. Campbell, P. R. 

Virginia Delta, University of Virginia 

A. T. O. House, University, Va. 

J. E. Swepston, W. M. Zach Toms, P R. 

Ohio Alpha Nu, Mount Union College 

A. T. O. House, 1741 South Union Avenue, Alliance, Ohio. 

J. Max Lichty, W. M. Henry C. Wagner, P. R. 

Ohio Alpha Psi. Wittenberg College 

A. T. O. House, 602 North Wittenberg Avenue, Springfield, Ohio. 

Prank O. Taafel, W. M. Herbert McAnley, P. R. 

Ohio Beta Eta, Ohio Wesleyan University 

A. T. O. House, North Sandusky Street, Delaware, Ohio. 

F. Rutledge Uible, W. M. John J. Joseph, P. R. 

Ohio Beta Omega, Ohio State University 

A. T. O. House, 1932 Waldeck Avenue, Columbus, Ohio. 

Hobart W. Seyler, W. M. W. Ray Palmer, P. R. 

Ohio Gamma Kappa, Western Reserve University 

A T. O. House, 11447 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio. 

C. W. Wolfe, W. M. Harold Moran, P. R. 

Tennessee and Kentucky 
Kentucky Mu Iota, State University of Kentucky 

A. T. O. House, 361 Linden Walk, Lexington, Ky. 

E. E. Elsey, W. M. Edward S. Dabney, P. R. 

Tennessee Alpha Tau, Southwestern Presbyterian University 

Clarksville Tenn 

W. J. Millard, Jr., W. M. . W. J. Millard, Jr., S. R. 

Tennessee Beta Pi, Vanderbilt University 

A. T. O. House, 1917 Hayes Street, Nashville, Tenn. 

Monette C. Ford, W. M. Frank Barber, P. R. 

Tennessee Beta Tau, Union University 

A. T. O. House, Jackson, Tenn. 

R. O. Arbuckle, W. M. W. Pinckney McConnell, P. R. 

Tennessee Omega, University of the South 

Sewanee, Tenn. 

C. M. Woolfolk, W. M. C. C. Wilkes, P. R. 

Tennessee Pi, University of Tennessee 

A. T. O. House, 1415 West Clinch Avenue, Knoxville, Tenn. 

R. E. Powers, W. M. Edwin Bowe, P. R. 

California, Oregon, and Washington 
California Beta Psi, Leland Stanford University 

A. T. O. House, 28 Lasnen Street, Stanford University, Cal. 

Wienand K. Esgen, W. M. Thomas B. Williams, P. R. 

California Gamma Iota, University of California 

A. T. O. House, 2425 Le Conte Avenue, Berkeley, Cal. 

Wilfred G. Metson, W. M. Alfred Chapman, P. R. 

Oregon Alpha Sioma, Oregon Agricultural College 

A. T. O. House, 221 North Twenty-third Street, Corvallis, Ore. 

H. H. Hettinger, W. M. Charles Webber, P. R. 

Oregon Gamma Phi, University of Oregon 

A. T. 0. House, 1143 Oak Street, Eugene, Ore. 

M. M. Morgan, W. M. Stanley Atkinson, P. R. 

Washington Gamma Chi, Washington State College 

A. T. O. House, 611 Linden Avenue, Pullman, Wash. 

A. C. Atlason, W. M. J. Z. Hollmann, P. R. 

Washington Gamma Pi, University of Washington. 

4305 15th Avenue, N. E., Seattle, Wash. 

J. H. Thompson, W. M. M. L. Haas, P. R. 

Alabama, Louisiana, and Texas 
Alabama Alpha Epsilon, Alabama Polytechnic Institute 

A. T. O. House, Auburn, Ala., Box 537 

James D. Samford, W. M. Eugene H. Hinton, P. R. 

Alabama Beta Beta, Birmingham-Southern College 

Birmingham, Ala. 
. L. V. Howard, W. M. Geo. L. Reynolds, P. R. 

Alabama Beta Delta, University of Alabama 

A. T. O. House, Box 236, University, Ala. 

Frank Clements Smith, W. M. E. F. Steiner, P. R. 

Louisiana Beta Epsilon, Tulane University 

New Orleans, La. 

Randolph L. Griswold, W. M. Martin Lathrop, P. R. 

Texas Gamma Eta, University of Texas 

A. T. O. House, 2315 Nueces Street, Austin, Tex. 

Joseph C. Carter, W. M. L. J. Lincoln, P. R. 

Texas Delta Epsilon, Southern Methodist University 

115 Haynie Avenue, Dallas, Texas. 

W. Grady Reddick, W. M. Atras E. Jackson, P. R. 

Iowa, Minnesota, and Missouri 
Iowa Beta Alpha, Simpson College 

A. T. O. House, Indianola, Iowa. 

Peter Feldtmose, W. M. Milton McKay, P. R. 

Iowa Delta Beta, University of Iowa 

A. T. O. House, 114 East Fairchild Street, Iowa City, Iowa. 

G. R. Ludeman, W. M. Kenneth C. Noble, P. R. 

Iowa Gamma Upsilon, Iowa State College 

A. T. O. House, 2122 Lincoln Way, Ames, la. 

Donald Brazie, W. M. Karl L. Wagner, P. R. 

Minnesota Gamma Nu, University of Minnesota 

A. T. O. House, 1018 4th St., S. E., Minneapolis, Minn. 

William Mellenthin, W. M. E. C. Glasgow, P. R. 

Missouri Gamma Rho, University of Missouri 

A. T. O. House, 608 Rollins, Columbia, Mo. 

John P. Randolph, W. M. J. R. Morris, P. R. 

Missouri Delta Zeta, Washington University 

Washington University, St. Louis, Mo. 

Berthold L. Lange, W. M. George M. Whitson, P. R. 


[The alumni associations were hit harder by the war than the 
active chapter, perhaps because many of them were already in some- 
what feeble condition, and they are not recovering as speedily as their 
younger contemporaries. 

Officers and members of all alumni associations are urged to co- 
operate in keeping these lists accurate and up to date, and in keeping 
the activities of the associations reported to the Palm.] 


Adrian. Alpha Mu Alumni Association. President, J. S. Gray; Sec- 
retary, Robert P. Richardson, 1129 State Street, Flint, Mich. 

Alliance. President, Dr. G. L. King; Secretary, Guy E. Allot, Alli- 
ance, Ohio. 

Atlanta. President, Robert S. Quin; Secretary, James L. Girardeau, 
McDonough Road, Atlanta, Georgia. 

Charlotte, N. C. President, J. Frank Wilkes, 140 West Morehead 
Street, Charlotte, N. C. 

Chicago. President, Frank H. Pond, 343 S. Dearborn Street; Secretary, 
S. Austin Pope, 26 Jefferson Street. (Luncheon, Tuesdays, Mor- 
rison Hotel, Room 5, west side of Terrace Gardens.) 

Columbus. President, L. E. Wolfe, 1546 Neil Avenue, Columbus Ohio; 
Secretary, E. E. Perkins, 207 Brighton Road, Columbus, Ohio. 

Cincinnati. President, Monte J. Goble, Fifth National Bank, 14 West 
4th Street, Cincinnati; Secretary, William R. Bass, 1115 Union 
Central Bldg., Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Des Moines, Iowa. President, W. E. Battenfield; Secretary, N. J. 
Goodsell, 97 Register and Tribune Bldg., Des Moines, Iowa. Lunch- 
eon, first and third Tuesdays, noon, at Harris-Emery Tea Room. 

Louisiana. President, William Henderson, 2136 Prytania Street; Vice- 
President, Allen Mehle, 710 Henner Bldg.; Treasurer, Joseph P. 
Butler, Jr.; Secretary, Watts K. Leverich, 1104 Hibernia Bldg., New 
Orleans, La. 

Louisviille. President, R. E. Hill, care Louisville Boys High School, 
Louisville, Ky.; Secretary, Milton A. Reimer, 800 Baxter Avenue, 
Louisville, Ky. 

New York. President, Harold M. Robinson, care of American Woolen 
Co., 225 Fourth Avenue, New York; Secretary, M. M. Drake, 17 
Battery Place, New York. 

Omaha. President, R. V. McGrew, care of John L. Kennedy Bldg., 

Pittsburgh. President, W. D. McBryar, 1415 Park Building, Pittsburgh, 
Pa.; Secretary, H. D. Kneeland, care of United Engineering and 
Foundry Co., 54th Street, Pittsburgh, Pa. (Luncheon, Saturday at 
12:15 at Hotel Chatham). 

St. Louis. President, Luke H. Cummings, care of St. Louis Post Dis- 
patch; Secretary, C. B. Carman, Bank of Commerce Bldg., St. Louis. 

Washington State. President, M. L. Bryan; Secretary, E. G. Spelger, 
Box 1848, Seattle, Wash. 

Indianapolis. Secretary, Ralph Hamilton, 1015 Merchants Bank Bldg. 


[The Editor assumes no responsibility for the correctness of this 
list, surmising that many of the Associations here listed have no real 
existence. Transfers will be made to the list of active associations as 
soon as necessary information reaches the Editor.] 

Allentown. President, David A. Miller; Secretary, G. Fred Kuhl, 1530 

Walnut Street, Allentown, Pa. (Luncheon, Friday at 12 at Elks' 

Birmingham. President, Vassar L. Allen; Secretary, E. C. Kain, 1304 

North Twenty-sixth Street, Birmingham, Ala. 
Bublington. President, Henry Hager; Secretary, Guy M. Page, 178 

Main Street, Burlington, Vt. 
Cleveland. President, Lamar T. Bemen; Secretary, C. F. Lezius, 1537 

East Ninety-third Street, Cleveland, Ohio. 
Colorado. President, N. C. Steel, 501 Symes Building, Denver, Colo.; 
Dallas. President, Francis E. Shoup; Secretary, R. R. Lawther, Jr., 

Dallas, Tex. 
Dayton. President, Dr. Paul Tappan; Secretary. 

Detroit. President, Ray B. Morgan; Secretary, Clarence E. Wilcox, 623 

Moffat Building, Detroit, Mich. 
District of Columbia. President, John M. Coit; Secretary, V. Gilmore 

Iden, 30 Wyatt Building, Washington. 
Florida. President, John B. Sutton; Secretary, John Carney, Tampa, 


Franklin. President, ; Secretary, D. M. Robinson, 

Franklin, Tenn. 

(Luncheon, first Saturday of each month at 12:30 at Rice Hotel.) 
Jacksonville. President, A. J. Mitchell; Secretary, R. A. Henderson, 

Jr., 213 Law Exchange, Jacksonville, Fla. (Luncheon, Friday at 1.) 
Kansas City. President, Charles A. Pierson; Secretary, Edward Price, 

315 East Tenth Street, Kansas City, Mo. 
Knoxville. President, ; Secretary, W. W. Carson, Jr., 

1705 West Church Avenue, Knoxville, Tenn. 
Los Angeles. 

Memphis. President, Rev. Thomas F. Gailor; Secretary, W. A. Zim- 
merman, 706-7 Tennessee Trust Building, Memphis, Tennessee. 

(Luncheon, second Saturday 1 to 2, at Business Men's Club.) 
Milwaukee. President, Julius O. Roehl, 501 First National Bank Build- 
ing, Milwaukee, Wis.; Secretary, Fred P. Fairchild. 
Minnesota. President, William H. Oppenheimer; Secretary, Kenneth 

Sischo, 1024 Ashland Avenue, St. Paul. 
Montgomery. President, A. F. Whiting; Secretary, Walton H. Hill, 

Box 46, Montgomery, Ala. 
Nashville. President, Dr. R. W. Billington; Secretary, W. E. Boiling, 

904 Stahlman Building, Nashville, Tenn. 
Philadelphia. President, ; Secretary, Hamilton C. 

Connor, 505 Bailey Building, Philadelphia, Pa. 
Portland. President, F. S. McCord; Secretary, Frank A. Dudley, 401 

Piatt Building, Portland, Ore. 

Reading. President, Dr. Henry F. Schantz; Secretary, E. R. Geisewite, 
400 Schuylkill Avenue, Reading, Pa. 

San Antonio. President, Henry P. Burney; Secretary, Perry S. Robert- 
son, Room 546 Moore Building, San Antonio, Tex. 

Savannah. President, ; Secretary, Joseph Inglesby, 

Thirty-sixth and Barnard Streets, Savannah, Ga. 

South Carolina. President, ; Secretary, J. C. Ball, 

care of S. C. Loan and Trust Bank, Charleston. 

Spokane. President, S. B. Lindley; Secretary, L. M. Munson, 524 Hut- 
ton Building, Spokane, Wash. (Luncheon, second Wednesday 
at 12.) 

Springfield. President, J. A. Ness; Secretary, R. W. McKinney, 739 
Woodlawn Avenue, Springfield, Ohio. 

Salt Lake City. President, A. B. Sawyer, Jr.; Secretary, . 

Texas. President, R. E. L. Saner; Secretary, B. M. Lindsley, Dallas. 

Western Carolina. President, W. L. Wilhoite; Secretary, R. M. Odell, 
Concord, N. C. 

Western New York. President, . 

Youngstown. President, Joseph F. Williams; Secretary, George E. 
McNab, Jr. 


• [Alpha Taus who tote their appetites to any of these places at 
scheduled times with no result will do the Editor a favor by mention- 
ing the matter to him.] 

Allentown, Pa., Fridays at 12, Elks' Club. 

Chicago, Tuesdays at 12:30, Room 5, west side of Terrace Gardens, 
Morrison Hotel. 

Cincinnati, Fridays at 12:30, Hotel Metropole. 

Des Moines, First and Third Tuesdays, noon sharp, at Harris- 
Emery Tea Room. 

Houston, First Saturdays at 12:30, Rice Hotel. 

Louisville, Ky., Saturdays at 12:30, Hotel Henry Watterson. 

Memphis, Second Saturdays at 1 to 2, Business Men's Club. 

New York, Saturdays at 1, Hotel Woodstock, 43rd near Broadway. 

Omaha, Thursdays at 12, Calumet Restaurant. 

Pittsburgh, Saturdays at 12:15, Hotel Chatham. 

Seattle, First and Third Saturdays, 6:00 p. m., Seattle Hotel Grill. 

Alpha Tau Omega Business League 

An association of Alpha Tau Omega lawyers and other business men 

to promote their professional interests by the 

interchange of business. 

Mich. Beta Lambda 

Geo. M. Hosack 

1415 Park Building PITTSBURGH, PA. 

R. E. L. Saner, John C. Saner, 

Tenn. Beta Pi '92 Tenn. Beta Pi '94 

Chas. D. Turner, J. W. Rodgers, 

Tenn. Beta Pi '10 Tenn. Beta Pi *12 

Saner, Saner & Turner 

Attorneys and Counsellors at Law 

Suite 320, Commonwealth Bank Bldg. 

Nebr. Gamma Theta 

R. J. Carnahan 

Attorney at Law, General Practice 
Suite 201, Cosmopolitan Bldg. 


Ala. Alpha Epsilon 

Geo. H. Lamar 

Attorney at Law 

728-732 ISth St., N. W. 


Michigan Alpha Mu 

Clarence E. Wilcox 


622-23 Moffat Building DETROIT, MICH. 

W. N. Jordan Russell Jordan 

Mich. Alpha Mu Illinois Gamma Xi 

Chief Province XI 

Jordan & Jordan 

302-04-06 Clapp Bldg. Des Moines, Iowa 
Maine Beta Upsilon 

J. H. McCready 

Counselor at Law 

68 Devonshire Street BOSTON, MASS. 
Pa. Alpha Upsilon Chief Prov. V 

Victor Frey 

Attorney at Law 

1319 Land Title Bldg. 


N. C. Alpha Delta 

Shepard Bryan 

Attorney at Law 
1205-06-07 Candler Bldg. ATLANTA, GA. 
N. Y. Alpha Lambda 

Rollo N. Chaffee 

Attorney at Law 

First National Bank Bldg. 


Alpha Tau Omega Business League — Continued 

Pa. Alpha Pi 

Ohio Alpha Psi 

W. D. McBbyar 

Attorney at Law 

Laybourne & McGregor 

Attorneys at Law 

Central Block 1415 Park Bldg. 

708-711 Fairbanks Bldg. 



New York Beta Theta 

Mass. Gamma Beta 

James S. Truman 

Attorney and Counsellor 

Harry G. Noyes 

Attorney at Law 



N. H. 

Va. Delta 

Florida Alpha Omega 

Hollins N. Randolph 

Gary W. Alexander 

Attorney at Law 

Attorney at Law 

920 Empire Bldg. ATLANTA, GA. 

Atlantic National 



Georgia Alpha Beta 
Georgia Alpha Zeta . 

Nathan F. Giffin John W. Hannon 
N. Y. Alpha Omicron 

David S. Atkinson 

Giffin & Hannon 

Attorney at Law 

Counsellors at Law 

27-29 Commercial Bank Bldg. 


115 Broadway NEW 
Telephone, Rector 837 


X. Y. Alpha Lambda 

Mich. Beta Lambda 

Frank Eakle Pariiam 

Willard M. Cornelius 

Attorney at Law 

Attorney at Law 

115 Broadway NEW YORK 



X. Y. Beta Theta 

Louis C. Ehle 

General Practice 

1518 Aslilai.f] Block CHICAGO 

Hotel Cleveland 
Where the XXVI Congress Will Meet 

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Volume XXXIX December, 1919 Number 4 


An interval of three years has elapsed since Congress last 
convened. These have been years of trial which have tested 
the strength of the fraternity as it has seldom if ever before been 
tested. Many of our men have given their lives in the great 
war, and many others are just coming back to try to take up 
their college work where they dropped it two years or more ago. 

There never was a time since the establishment of the fra- 
ternity when the principles for which Alpha Tau Omega stands 
were more vital and more necessary than at the present time. 
We are in the midst of a period of readjustment; everywhere — 
in the fraternity and out of it — there is a feeling of uncertainty 
and of unrest. The Congress at Cleveland will not, in all 
probability, have before it any questions which will develop wide 
differences of opinion or which will arouse heated debate. It will 
be rather for the stimulation of real fraternity spirit, for the 
cultivation of unity of purpose in the chapters and among the 
alumni. Half of our active men know only inadequately what 
the fraternity really stands for. It is through contact with the 
older men that they may catch the true spirit of Alpha Tau 
Omega, and it is the hope of the Grand Officers that a more than 
ordinarily large number of alumni will be drawn to Cleveland 
and help to make this Congress the most wholesome and the 
most inspiring in the history of the fraternity. We need your 
advice, we need your presence, we need your inspiration. Come 
to Cleveland! 

Thomas Arkle Clark, 
Worthy Grand Chief. 


(Extraordinary Session) 
Cleveland extends a cordial invitation to all members of 
Alpha Tau Omega to attend the 26th Biennial Congress which 
will be held at Hotel Cleveland on December 31, 1919, to Janu- 
ary 3, 1920. 

Complete arrangements for this Congress, the first the fra- 
ternity has held in three years, have been made by the Cleveland 
Alumni Association. 

From the moment the Convention opens until the final song 
on the banquet night there will not be a single dull moment. 

Business sessions will, of course, be held daily — morning 
and afternoon, and this part of the program will be under the 
direction of the grand officers. 

The Cleveland committee has made elaborate plans for the 
social side of the convention, and a host of new and novel enter- 
tainment features have been provided. 

Every Alpha Tau, active and graduate, should make plans 
now to be in Cleveland on December 31, in time to celebrate 
the passing of the old year and the ushering in of the new. 

An attendance of at least five hundred is anticipated. Will 
you be one ? 


Wednesday, December 31st. 

Registration at Hotel Cleveland. 
Meeting of Grand Officers and Province Chiefs. 
8 p. m. Open reception and acquaintance meeting at Hotel 
Thursday, January 1st. 

9:30 a. m. Opening session in Ballroom, Hotel Cleveland. 
1 :30 p. m. Automobile Sightseeing Trip in private cars of 

Cleveland members. 
'.\ :30 p. m. Business Session. 
8:00 p. m. Congress Smoker, Hotel Cleveland. 
Friday, January 2nd. 

9:30 a. m. Business Session. 


James B. Ruhl 

W. Koones 

Milo H. Evans 

William Ambler 


12 :00 Noon. Congress photograph on steps of Courthouse. 
2 :00 p. m. Business Session. 
9 :00 p. m. Congress Ball, Hotel Cleveland. 
Saturday, January 3rd. 

9 :30 a. m. Business Session. 
1 :30 p. m. Business Session. 
7 :30 p. m. Congress Banquet. 


The Cleveland Alumni Association, which is arranging for 
this year's Convention, is one of the largest of the fraternity's 
alumni associations. 

It was organized in February, 1892, when six Alpha Tau's 
met in the office of James B. Ruhl, a prominent member of the 
Ohio bar. 

There was a steady and gradual growth up to November, 
1896, when, just prior to the first Cleveland Congress of that 
year, the association received its charter from the grand chapter. 
At that time the membership was forty. 

In 1901 Ohio Gamma Kappa was established at Western 
Reserve University, Cleveland, since which time the Cleveland 
Alumni Association has grown very rapidly. The membership 
is now over 250, the bulk of the members being from Ohio chap- 
ters of the fraternity, although thirty chapters are represented 
m the group. 

The president of the Association is William B. Ambler, one 
of the leading real estate operators of Cleveland. 


Hotel Cleveland, the Convention headquarters of the 26th 
biennial convention, is the newest and most modern hotel in the 
city. It is a monumental structure, occupying an imposing site 
in the Public Square, easily accessible from all railroad stations. 
In order to insure a room in this hotel it is essential that reserva- 
tions be made early. There are three dining rooms in the hotel, 
including a cafeteria service. Every room is equipped with a 
bath and Bervidor. Write to J. Paul Thompson, Engineers 
Building, Cleveland. Kates for single rooms are $2.50 and up; 
double rooms, $4.50 and up. 


H. H. Cully 

W. F. Finley 


In addition to the rejuvenation and inspiration which comes 
from mingling with old friends and meeting new ones, there is 
another reason for attending this convention, and that is to see 

In ten years Cleveland has doubled its population and now 
has over a million population. It has taken rank as the fourth 
city in the country. 

The convention headquarters will be within walking distance 
of the leading theatres and restaurants where entertainment and 
food may be had to suit all tastes. 

An automobile sightseeing trip is on the program in order 
that all visitors may have the opportunity to see the beautiful 
residence districts and the magnificent boulevard system. 


The Province Chiefs are arranging for special cars so that 
members from various sections of the country may make the trip, 
together. Get in touch with your province chief at once, and 
find out what time your train leaves. 


The Cleveland Alumni Association has appointed the follow- 
ing committees which have charge of the arrangements for the 
convention : 

J. Paul Thompson, Chairman Milo H. Evans, Secretary 

Jas. B. Ruhl Wm. F. Finley 

Wm. A. Feather Wm. Ambler 

W. Stiles Koones Hiram H. Cully 

Carl F. Lezius 

James B. Ruhl, Chairman 
Hiram H. Cully Herbert S. Johns 

(X W. Carpenter Dr. Benj. B. Kimmel 


Carlton L. Small, Chairman 

All active members of Gamma Kappa Chapter 


W. Stiles Koones, Chairman 
John Fish Ralph Stickle 

Leslie G. Smith J. J. Lane 


Wm. Ambler, Chairman 
Theatre and Auto Smoker 

Thos. N. Corlette, Chairman J. Fred Potts, Chairman 

Ralph Henn Howard M. Bissell 

Clarence E. Wolfe Francis T. Hayes 

Lawrence E. Cooney H. F. Meyer 

J. M. Michael 
Phillip L. Small, Chairman 
Chester C. Cleland F. D. Adams 

Carl F. Lezius Louis Englander 


M. H. Evans, Chairman 
Dr. Harvey A. Berkes Dr. C. A. Christie 

W. A. Evans Arthur F. Blaser 


Wm. A. Feather, Chairman 
Amos W. Parrisli Norman A. Scheule Carl F. Lezius 


W. F. Finley, Chairman 

William Feather 

Cakl F. Lezius 


William T. Ellis 

It will be many years before the full story of the dramatic 
and tragic events enacted behind Avar's screen in Turkey are 
fully known to the public. America has her heroes here, both 
men and women ; and one of the most pictorial is the American 
consul, Rev. Dr. Otis A. Glazebrook, of Virginia, who is now back 
at his post and the recipient of many honors and tokens of grat- 
itude from the diversified population of this cosmopolitan city 

For soldier service Dr. Glazebrook has the soldier spirit. His 
experiences with the Turks make a patriot's blood tingle. He 
is a veteran of the civil war and has had no consular training ; 
but never an American has come into contact with him who has 


not wished that there were more of his kind representing the 
United States in the difficult places of earth. For he is a fear- 
less American, a polished gentleman and an efficient custodian 
of the interests of his country. 

Saving Britain's Archives 

There is the incident of the Turkish attempt to seize the 
British archives, before America broke relations with Turkey. 
The papers and work of all the entente consuls, and of some 
neutrals, had been turned over to the American consul. How 
important the safeguarding of these is had been revealed in 
Beirut, where the French consul had scooted between sunset and 
sunrise, without disposing of his documents. The Turks straight- 
way seized and examined these, and on the evidence discovered 
hanged forty of the leading citizens of Beirut. This incident 
greatly embittered the Syrians against the French; for when 
your neighbor's neck is in your keeping, you are expected to 
exercise care for its safety. 

Some time after the Beirut hangings, and while the whole 
country was still exercised over it — for news runs swiftly by 
underground channels in the east — Dr. Glazebrook 's kavas, or 
dragoman, appeared in his office and announced, with the im- 
perturbability of some Orientals, ' ' There is a Turkish officer with 
fifteen soldiers at the gate, who have come to get the English 
archives. ' ' 

"What is that you are saying?" inquired the consul, un- 
willing to believe that he had heard aright. 

The kavas repeated his message. "Go out and learn what 
the officer really wants. You haven't got the message right. 
What you say is foolishness and impossible." Dr. Glazebrook 
himself has such an exquisite sense of the proprieties, with all 
the traditional polish of a Virginia gentleman of the old school, 
that he cannot conceive of others violating the fundamental 
code of diplomatic usage. 

Back came the kavas with the same message, prefaced by 
apologies; but repeated. The consul sent for the officer, who, 
with real deference and distress of mind — for Dr. Glazebrook 
had won the sincere esteem of the Turks, from General Djemal 
Pacha down to the private soldiers — explained that he had been 


instructed by the military governor to search the American con- 
sulate for the British archives known to be there. " Orders are 
orders," he offered, in apology. 

Calm, dignified, but ablaze, Dr. Glazebrook said: "Sir, I 
am astonished and affronted that the Turkish government would 
dare to offer such an insult to me. Don't you understand that 
you might as well ask me to tear down that flag over the gate 
and trample upon it ? This consulate is United States territory, 
and you might quite as reasonably propose to invade the white 
house in Washington and seize the president 's private papers as 
to ask to come here and take away documents given to me in 
trust, and in full accord with all international law. My country 's 
flag means protection, or it means nothing. Of course, sir, you 
understand that when you have got the British archives I will 
not be alive; nor will the fifteen armed kavasses of the various 
consulates whom I have here in the compound. Go tell his ex- 
cellency, the governor, that I am grieved and amazed that he 
could for an instant suppose that I could brook such an attack 
upon my honor and upon the honor of my country. ' ' 

Thwarting the Turks 

Embarrassed and thwarted, the officer withdrew, with further 
apologies and protestations, to report to headquarters. Then 
came the governor, to be met with an attitude of aggrieved dig- 
nity on the part of Dr. Glazebrook. "I am surprised, your 
excellency, that you, my friend, could think so meanly of me 
as to suppose that I could ever return to America after having 
failed in my trust. What you have proposed is an insult to 
America — an assumption of a state of hostilities. Does Turkey 
mean to go to war with America ? ' ' 

That was the one thing the Ottoman government particularly 
did not desire. Nevertheless, the governor was in straits. With 
more profuse apologies he protested. ' ' But, my dear Dr. Glaze- 
brook, it is my head! Djemal has ordered me to get those 
British archives. If I do not I may lose not only my position 
but my head. What can I do ? ' ' 

Then the innate diplomacy of Dr. Glazebrook took charge 
of the situation. It was plain that the Turks would not dare 
push to extremes their threat to search the consulate by force, 


great as was their desire to duplicate their discoveries in the 
French consulate in Beirut, and, to anticipate, it was learned 
upon the return of the British to Jerusalem that many eminent 
men would have lost their lives had the Turks learned the con- 
tents of the archives. Dr. Glazebrook was fighting not only for 
his own and his country's honor, but also for the lives of many 
of the most enlightened Syrians. A way out must be found to 
save the governor 's ' ' face, ' ' and the situation as a whole. 
American Strategy 
Without so much as a wink, and quite as if making his first 
response to the government's request, Consul Glazebrook said to 
the panic-stricken governor: ''If your excellency insists upon 
searching the British consulate for the papers you desire I 
suppose I cannot prevent you. I will accordingly break the 
seals and deliver to your government whatever you find. ' ' 


The eleventh annual session of the Inter-Fraternity Con- 
ference was held in the University Club, New York City, on 
November 29, with an unusually large attendance. Two features 
stood out most prominently at the meeting. The first was the 
presence of representatives from a number of colleges and 
universities, who had come in response to an invitation from the 
Conference and who signalize the beginning of an effort on the 
part of the Conference to bring about closer and more helpful 
cooperation between the Conference and its members on the one 
hand and the colleges on the other. Th spirit manifested by 
the college representatives promises well for the development 
of this new feature of the Conference. 

The second prominent feature was the belief generally ex- 
pressed that patriotic duty as well as self-interest urges the fra- 
ternities to extend their membership to include a much larger 
proportion of the membership of the colleges and universities 
than at present. This idea was uttered by representatives of all 
degrees of conservatism and liberalism in the meeting. 

The president, in his annual address, after expressing sat- 
isfaction that representatives of some of the colleges had re- 

sponded to the invitation to attend, and dwelling on the pos- 
sibilities of cooperation, suggested the need of a better under- 
standing of the purposes of the Conference by the members of 
the active chapters, and advised, if possible, that a plan be 
framed to bring into the annual sessions representatives of the 
active membership. Special emphasis was placed on the necessity 
of making the ideals of educated Americans prevail in public 
affairs, which purpose can be promoted by extending the 
membership of existing fraternities and increasing the number 
of such organizations to include a larger number of college 
men. It is the duty, as well as the opportunity, of college fra- 
ternities, said President Livingston, to offer organized and ag- 
gressive support to government, religion, and education, to 
become, even more than in the past, a bulwark of sanity and 
stability in a world too much shaken by forces of disintegration. 

The standing committees submitted a series of important 
reports, including especially those of the Committee on social 
Hygiene, presented by Dr. Frank Wieland ; on a standard form 
of report for alumnus advisers ; on cooperation between the Con- 
ference and the colleges ; on maintenance and reconstruction ; 
and on public opinion. The report last mentioned, presented 
for Walter B. Palmer, Phi Delta Theta, constituted a valuable 
historical sketch of the conflict of secret orders with public 
opinion, especially between 1826 and 1851. Mr. Palmer indi- 
cated that the danger from antagonistic public opinion is still 
far from negligible, and urged that it could best be opposed by 
expansion and exemplary conduct on the part of the fraternities. 
He advocated wide expansion, vigorous and persistent attention 
to scholarship, economy in financial matters, and the omission 
of horse-play and all manner of foolishness likely to bring the 
fraternities into disfavor. 

The report of the secretary indicated that forty-two fra- 
ternities are now members of the Conference, all but two or 
three of the larger and older organizations. Representatives 
of two of those were present by invitation. The treasurer's 
report showed the organization to be in excellent financial 


There was little time for attention to the topics suggested 
for open discussion. Little progress was made in the matter 
of uniform rushing. On the subject of indiscriminate manu- 
facture and distribution of fraternity jewelry and novelties, 
W. M. Musgrave of Alpha Sigma Phi expressed much concern, 
and a committee was authorized to consider the problem. 

A complete report of the proceedings will be sent to each 
chapter of Alpha Tau Omega as soon as issued. The delegates 
from this Fraternity were Thomas Arkle Clark, Paul R. Hickok, 
Nathan F. Giffin, and Frank W. Scott, alternate. 


[From the Caduceus of Kappa Sigma] 

If this war was fought to make the world safe for democracy, 
the question of next importance is whether it has made a frater- 
nity house safe for a fountain pen. If it was waged to insure 
the self-determination of peoples, has it succeeded equally as to 
the self-determination of neckties? If it has managed to stem 
the sweeping tide of Bolshevism, has it also effected the stem- 
ming of the radical communism of headgear — the ultra-radical 
communism of that brother's allowance which is not extinct by 
the twentieth day of the month ? 

With the chapter houses ringing with the barrack-room 
ballads, the Song of the Cootie, and United-States cuss-words in 
a French accent, the war will be fought all over again around 
many a fireplace this college year. Caesar and the Greeks will 
have to pass in review now under the pitying eyes of experts — 
experts in everything except burrowing through the barbed-wire 
entanglements of syntax. History will fade into delicate laven- 
der, and the "Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World" will look 
like the combat exercises of a rookie squad. 

This much, and more, will the Great War have done to the 
colleges. But the question before the brethren is whether the 
Great War will not also leave its traces on the Fourteen Points, 
of labyrinthine interpretation, hitherto known as House Dis- 


Time was when a freshman got by with his three or four 
tubbings a week, if he did not camouflage his fagging too clum- 
sily or sass too unskillfully. In one house the sophomores soused 
the entire freshman contingent eight times the same evening over 
some meticulous point of seniority — but that was all in a night 's 
work, as immaterial as a Charlie Chaplin yawn. True, a fresh- 
man frequently polished the floor with the back of his head for 
over-contributing to the conversation, especially after shattering 
the views of upperclassmen with the force of his own reasoned 
deductions. But, take it all in all, notwithstanding these few 
variations, it may be said that he got by. 

He got by, and became a sophomore, a junior and senior, 
even though he wore the small of his back where his shoulder- 
blades ought to be ; though his head was suspended from the slope 
of his neck like that of an aged dromedary ; though he wore his 
hat "9 o'clock" or "3 o'clock," according to where it was most 
successfully out of plumb ; though he seated himself horizontally 
across all the unoccupied furniture in the room, alternating with 
the semi-perpendicular, reading from the feet downward ; though 
his entire manner was the assiduously cultivated quintessence of 
orn'riness — nevertheless, he got by. 

His room also passed inspection, if it were only provided 
with communication trenches through his personal effects to the 
door. It counted nothing against him if his full-dress coat were 
used as a rug and a bear skin as the lining of a bureau drawer. 
He might start to dress in the morning by retrieving one shoe 
from the wastebasket and the other from the mantlepiece; the 
whole process of assembling his apparel might be like that of a 
salvaging crew combing a wreck ; but these were only the ways of 
the college world in that prehistoric era before the Great War. 

Now, the point is this : are these to be the ways of the col- 
lege world hereafter? The fraternity houses have their quotas 
of men who know the exquisite technique of the hand grenade 
and the subtle usages of a trench mortar ; and while these may 
not be deemed parlor tricks by another season, the houses are also 
filled with men who have learned how to stand and walk and sit ; 
who have learned how to keep their clothes and their quarters; 
who have learned method, collective courtesy, precision ; who 


have acquired a sustained sense of obligation, of obedience, of 
punctuality — get that, oh, ye descendants of all the laggard col- 
lege generations before you — punctuality! And now that you 
have all this, what are you going to do with it? Are you going 
to let it become immediately overgrown with the weeds of the 
past? Are you going to throw into the ashcan of sleazy habits 
all the increments of morale, physique and character you have 
gained? Or are you going to carry on in the fraternity house 
with some of the stimulating virtues of the barrack? 

Military exactions are not intended solely to teach men how 
to fight; they are the product of long experience in collective 
living. Is there not, therefore, much which may be applied 
altogether to advantage and without detriment, in the fraternal 
spirit, to the fraternal life? — Earl J. Hadley. 


Walter Ben Hare 

The Sophomores Entertain 

The presiding officer of The Chapter That Does Things was 
plainly worried. Jim was a conscientious boy, and they don't 
make 'em much more loyal, and he was big, popular and en- 
thusiastic and, to my mind, an ideal Chapter President. The 
Chapter that year was unusually large and unusally strong; 
many of the upper-classmen had outside interests and only at 
meal times and at meetings did the bunch congregate and really 
"hang together." Jim, who had been a freshman in high school 
in the old hard-luck days of the Chapter had often heard his 
brother Bob, one of the founders, tell about the good times the 
old bunch had, their struggle for a charter, their fight for social 
recognition, their trials about rushing and financing the newly- 
born chapter — their common struggles seemed to bind them 
closer together; they were in fact Hang-together Tans. 

When one went to a dance they all went; when one went to 
a picture show be was generally accompanied by the whole 


chapter. They hung together and the long sessions before the 
chapter-room fireplace lived in the memories of those older men 
after all else was forgotten. Jim talked the matter over with 
Bob and they decided to introduce some stunts that would tend 
to tighten the tie, give common interests to the chapter as a whole, 
and make the altar oath a living, essential, vibrant declaration — 
and the brothers, brothers in deed as well as brothers in nam* 1 . 
The old, familiar slogan Hang Together Tans was to be more 
than a formula, it was to be a fact. 

Jim made one of his famous heart-to-heart talks at one of 
the regular meetings and all the brothers agreed to give the idea 
a trial. Jim thought it would be an excellent thing for the 
fraternity to give a series of four stunts, one to be arranged by 
each of the classes, to bring the brothers closer together. The 
Sophomore Stunt was to be pulled off first, and Jim appointed 
the entire Sophomore delegation as a committee of arrangements, 
setting the date for the next Saturday night, thus giving the 
Sophs only five days to work up their entertainment. 

The committee assembled after the regular meeting and 
many plans were suggested. Jim's one suggestion had been that 
the Sophomores give a get-together party for the entire chapter, 
pull off the stunt and pay the bills. Early next morning a poster 
appeared on the bulletin board : 

Saturday Night, October 11, 1919 

The Sophomores 

Will entertain the Chapter and pledges with a 


The guests will assemble before the fire 

at 10 p. m. 

A musical melange! That caused a lot of comment and 

questioning, but the sophomores were as dumb as the proverbial 

clam and not a suggestion leaked out. 

The night arrived, and at the announced hour the Seniors, 
Juniors, Freshman, Specials, and Pledges gathered before the 
fireplace. Two Sophomores welcomed the guests in the candle- 
lighted room, easy chairs were arranged before the fire, pipes and 
tobacco had been provided, and the log fire extended a cackling 


Suddenly from the hall opposite came the sound of a string 
orchestra. Then Professor Scales was introduced, an old fash- 
ioned singing master, wearing old-timey clothes, a tall hat, whis- 
kers and a false nose. This character was assumed by High 
Henry, the one Sophomore who could sing. The Professor made 
a short address on the importance of music and songs in the 
Chapter and then proceeded to pass around typewritten slips 
containing the words of four fraternity songs. First was the 

(Tune: Boola, in B flat) 
Well here we are, well here we are, 
Just hear us sing a song for you ; 
The Alpha throng we march along, 
Beneath our banner gold and blue. 

And each one loves a Pi Phi girl — 

They're winsome, dainty, sweet — 

We'll sing this song, the whole night long, 

As we go marching up the street. 

She's a Pi Phi, she's a Pi Phi, 
She's a Pi Phi, she's a Pi Phi, 
While the silvery moon is shining, 
How we love you, Pi Beta Phi. 

(Substitute "Kappa" and "dear Kappa maid," or Delta Gam, 

We're the Alpha — Tau Omega, 
We're the Alpha — Tau Omega, 
While the silvery moon is shining, 
We are singing for A. T. 0. 

(End serenade with the chorus of "Aloha Oe" ("Farewell to 
Thee"), the Hawaiian national song, in A flat.) 

Farewell to thee, farewell to thee, 
The hour is late, the moon is sinking low, 
Ah, think of me — and in your dreams, 
Remember, dear, your A. T. 0. 

(Copyright applied for.) 

The Professor lined out the song in old time style and 
everyone sang it lustily, over and over again. Then we took up 
the second song which proved to be the popular "Hang Together 
Taus," (printed in the last issue of the Palm.) 

All were singing by this time and they started a class con- 
test, each class singing the songs alone and all joining in on the 
chorus. Then they sang the "Silver Moonlight Serenade" again 
without looking at the slips. A selection by the string quartet 
followed, a semi-professional group of Hottentots from the Black- 
berry District of the college town. The third song on the slip 

(Tune: Solomon Levi) 
Oh, me name is Bill the Bumper, 
I came from the Emerald Isle, 
'Twas there I lived on old tin cans 

In true Hibernic style. 
I lived wid the widow Hoolihan 

And her sixteen children small, 
And divil a bit of peace I got 
At all, at all, at all. 

Oh, Bill, the Bumper, 
Billy, tra-la-la-la-la ; 
Bill the snag-horned bumper, 
Tra-la-la-la-la-la-la ! 

Me name is Bill the Bumper 

And I came across the sea, 
And settled down wid the A. T. O.'s, 

The best fraternity; 
And when a trimblin' candidate 

Is led in through the door, 
Sure, I give him a hearty welcome 

But it always makes him sore. 

Oh, Bill, the Bumper, 
Billy, tra-la-la-la-la ; 
Bill, the snag-horned bumper, 
Tra-la-la-la-la-la-la ! 

I'm a wild and wicious William, 

But I always dance with glee, 
Whenever a boy decides to join 

The best fraternity; 
For I always have a picnic 

On that night in Chapter Hall, 
And there's niver a one that gets by me 

At all, at all, at all. 

Oh, Bill, the Bumper, 
Billy, tra-la-la-la-la ; 
Bill, the snag-horned bumper, 
Tra-la-la-la-la-la-la ! 

Oh, me name is Bill the Bumper, 

Of all goats I am the boss, 
I'm loyal to the stars and stripes 

And wear a Maltese Cross; 
I love the maid of east and west, 

Of north and southland, too — 
But of all the maids, she is the best 

Who wears the gold and blue. 


Then one of the sophomores made a short speech and told 
us how important Get-together Meetings were, using as his slogan 
To Hang Together We Must Get Together! A short response 
was made by representatives of the other classes. Then after 
singing the three songs we had learned we turned to Number 


When we come to the end of a perfect day, 

Then out in the night let us go, 
To the home of a maid we will wend our way, 

A sister in A. T. 0. 
Whose heart beats true 'neath the gold and blue, 

And the cross upon her breast, 
Good night, good night, sweet heart and true, 

May the angels guard your rest! 

After the songs were thoroughly rehearsed we went out in 
front and found a large hay wagon partly filled with hay. 
Then the serenade began ! 

The night was bright, 

The moon was light, 
The glad hours sped along, 

Our soft guitars 

Awoke the stars 
They joined us in our song! 

The maidens, too, 

'Neath gold and blue, 
Bewitching little misses, 

Peered from above, 

With looks of love, 
And threw us cakes and kisses! 

Souvenirs of the occasion, large boxes of apples, were left 
at each sorority house, and it was a happy hang-together crowd 
that returned for an early morning feast of oyster soup, apple 
pie and cheese. The Sophomore Musical Melange was one grand 
success. Try it! 


Bill had been entertaining two of his city fraternity brothers 
down on the farm last summer. One of them, Elmer, was a 
student in the college of journalism at the University of Mis- 
souri. When he returned home he wrote a pleasant letter to 
Bill and said, among other things. 

" Thursday we autoed out to the Country Club and golfed 
until dark. Then we trolleyed back to town and danced untii 
morning. Then we motored to the beach and Fridayed there." 

Bill, not to be outdone by the journalist, wrote back: 

"Yesterday we buggied to town and baseballed all after- 
noon. Then we went to Ned's and pokered until morning. 
Today we muled out to the cornfield and gehawed until sun- 
down. Then we suppered and after that piped for a while. 
Then we staircased to our room and bedsteaded until the clock 


A great cut-up is Old Man Hill 
He's always braggin' 'bout his son Bill, 
Who don't drink likker and never will, 
Ner chaw terbaccer, Great boy, Bill ! 

He never stays out late at night, 
And flirty gals give him a fright, 
He never cusses as most boys will, 
Ner spends his money — Great boy, Bill ! 

He never causes pain er sorrow, 

And he '11 be three months old tomorrow. 


Edward was a nice boy but he was always a little inclined to 
be Wild. Even three months at the University had not quite 
Tamed him. He was a Crew Candidate, too. On his first visit 
to New York he looked too frequently on the Wine when it was 
Red and when it was Yellow, but it was the Green Bubbles that 
fascinated him most. He hired a Taxi and the Pirate who con- 
ducts the Vehicle asked Edward what Street he wanted. 

"What Streets have you?" inquired Edward, just like that. 

"Lots of 'em," smiled the Chauffeur, humoring him. 

"Gimme 'em all," said Edward. 

After they had Driven an Hour Edward ordered the driver 
to stop. 

"How much do I owe you?" quoth Edward. 

"Seven Dollars and fifty Cents." 

"Well, you better drive back till you get to thirty-fi' Shents, 
'cause thas all I got." 

Q. E. D. 

I'm a gun in mathematics, 

And a hound at hydrostatics, 
But one problem always makes me haw and hem, 

This one puts me on the shelf — 

' ' Can a rounder square himself 
When he meets his better half at 3 a. m.?" 

Juliet : Elizabeth is taking domestic science this year. 
Rosamund: Does she do much sewing? 
Juliet : Huh ! She doesn 't even mend her ways. 

I saw a girl at the country club and her stockings were on 
wrong side out. 

What did YOU do? 

I turned the hose on her. 


(From the New York Times) 
The usual fall work in the colleges and lavatories will begiu 


They sat on the banks of the Seine, 

The doughboy and his sweet French Jeine, 

Till a spider in haste 

Crawled inside of her waist, 
Then the words she used were profeine. 


A deacon is the lowest kind of Christian. 

The Pharisees were people who liked to show off their good- 
ness by praying in the synonyms of the Jews. 

A blizzard is the inside of a hen. 

The Boxers were Corbett, Fitzsimmons and Bill Johnson. 

Bimonthly means the installment plan. 

A moon who looks on the bright side of things is called an 
optimist, but a pianist looks on the dark side. 

A hyphenated American is one that talks in short sentences. 

May day commemorates the landing of the Mayflower. 

A Mr. Newton invented gravity with the aid of an apple. 

These pronouncements were found in college examination 
papers ! 



NOVEMBER 15, 1919 


Florida Alpha Omega 15 

Georgia Alpha Beta 24 

Georgia Alpha Theta 10 

Georgia Alpha Zeta 10 

Georgia Beta Iota 37 


Illinois Gamma Zeta 20 

Illinois Gamma Xi 7 

Indiana Gamma Gamma 22 

Indiana Gamma Omicron 20 

Indiana Delta Alpha 22 

Michigan Alpha Mu 17 

Michigan Beta Kappa 16 

Michigan Beta Lambda 14 

Michigan Beta Omicron 18 

Wisconsin Gamma Tau 19 

Colorado Gamma Lambda — 20 

Kansas Gamma Mu. 17 

Nebraska Gamma Theta 19 

Wyoming Gamma Psi 12 


Maine Beta Upsilon 21 

Maine Gamma Alpha 28 

Massachusetts Beta Gamma_26 
Massachusetts Gamma Beta_27 

Mass. Gamma Sigma __27 

New Hampshire Delta Delta_29 
Rhode Island Gamma Delta__19 
Vermont Beta Zeta 25 

New York Alpha Omicron__37 

New York Beta Theta 37 

New York Delta Gamma 25 

Pennsylvania Alpha Iota 43 

Pennsylvania Alpha Pi 17 

Pennsylvania Alpha Rho 10 

Pennsylvania Alpha Upsilon_12 
Pennsylvania Gamma Omega_14 
Pennsylvania Tau 13 


North Carolina Alpha Delta- 9 

North Carolina Xi 10 

South Carolina Beta Xi 5 

Virginia Beta 12 

Virginia Delta 10 


Ohio Alpha Nu 29 

Ohio Alpha Psi 19 

3hio Beta Eta 12 

3hio Beta Omega 32 

Ohio Gamma Kappa 10 


Kentucky Mu Iota 13 

Tennessee Alpha Tau 6 

Tennessee Beta Pi 27 

Tennessee Beta Tau 8 

Tennessee Omega 18 

Tennessee Pi 


California Beta Psi 10 

California Gamma Iota 27 

Oregon Alpha Sigma 12 

Washington Gamma Pi 16 

Washington Gamma Chi 13 

Oregon Gamma Phi 7 


Alabama Alpha Epsilon 20 

Alabama Beta Beta 8 

Alabama Beta Delta 21 

Louisiana Beta Epsilon 11 

Texas Gamma Eta 20 

Texas Delta Epsilon 22 


Iowa Beta Alpha 17 

Iowa Beta Delta 14 

Iowa Gamma Upsilon 9 

Minnesota Gamma Nu 17 

Missouri Gamma Rho 21 

Missouri Delta Zeta 18 
















George B. Drake 

During the summer and fall of 1912, numerous informal 
gatherings of the Alumni of Omaha were held, and in December 
of that year it was definitely decided that an association should be 
formed and on December 28, at the time that the Congress of the 
Fraternity was being held in Louisville, Kentucky, a meeting 
was being held at the Paxton Hotel at Omaha and a telegram was 
sent to the Congress informing it of the organization of this as- 
sociation. An organization was perfected, with eighteen Alumni 
present. It was proposed to name it the Interstate Alumni As- 
sociation of Alpha an Omega but Worthy Grand Chief Griffin 
pointed out that the Constitution of the Fraternity provided that 
an Association must have the name of some state or city: there- 
fore the name was changed to the Omaha Alumni Association. 

A Constitution and By-Laws were adopted at a meeting held 
on February 1, and the constitution was signed by thirty-seven 
Alumni. The purpose of the organization as shown by the Con- 
stitution is "To promote the closer acquaintance and association 
of the members of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity resident in 
Eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa, particularly in the cities 
of Omaha and Council Bluffs. John W. Towle, who during the 
war first served as plant engineer of the Hog Island ship yards 
and later was resident manager of the U. S. Shipping Board and 
Emergency fleet corporation at Wilmington, N. C, was elected 
the first president. Chas. H. Parks of Council Bluffs, la., an 
alumnus of the Simpson chapter of the class of 1885, was elected 
vice-president and Alfred C. Kennedy, Jr., secretary and treas- 

The Association has been active socially from the beginning. 
During the summer of each year the Association has had an an- 
nual dinner dance at the Happy Hollow Country Club. Late in 
the summer of each year, it has entertained Omaha high school 
graduates who were about to enter the University of Nebraska. 
The association held its w r eekly lunches at the Calumet Restau- 
rant but later changed to the Commercial Club. During the sum- 


William L. Ross 
Secretary and Treasurer 

Alfred 0. Kennedy, Jr. 
First Secretary and Treasurer 

Charles H. Parks 

One of the Founders 


mer of 1914, the Alumni maintained a cottage at Carter Lake 
where numerous week end parties and meetings were held and 
where some of the Alumni resided during the summer. In Sep- 
tember of that year, the Association had three days of festivities, 
starting on the 3rd with a lunch at the University club, an infor- 
mal smoker at the Camp that evening, on Friday night a theatre 
party and again on Saturday night a dinner dance at the Happy 
Hollow Country Club. On February 19, 1918, a banquet was 
given at the University Club in honor of Major Frank M. Ken- 
nedy of the Wisconsin Chapter who was then Commandant at 
Ft. Omaha and at which were present several brothers who were 
attending the Officers' Training Camp. 

In February of 1917, the Association decided to issue a pub- 
lication to bring the Omaha Association before the Chapters and 
other Alumni Associations with the idea of securing the Congress 
of 1920. This publication the Omaha Tare, was issued until the 
spring of 1918 when on account of the war it was temporarily 
discontinued, but an issue will soon appear. In the spring of 
1918, the Omaha Association had invited Provinces III and XI 
to hold their conclave jointly in Omaha, but war conditions made 
that impossible, so the Association had to be contented in helping 
at the time of the Conclave of Province III held in Lincoln, 
April, 1918. 

In January of 1918, the Omaha Association was asked by 
W. G. C. Giffin to appoint a number of its members to act as a 
special committee to be known as the War Service committee, the 
Omaha Association to be the sponsor of the committee and to 
assist in its work. Eeports regarding the work done have here- 
tofore appeared in the Palm. The Omaha Association felt es- 
pecially honored in being asked to do this work and has en- 
deavored to carry it out to the benefit of the National organiza- 

This Association has naturally taken special interest in the 
Nebraska chapter, and our members have on numerous occasions 
attended Home Coming banquets and other social affairs of the 
chapter. Since its organization the association has always been 
represented at Congress by delegates whose expenses have been 
paid by the association. In 1914 Prof. Philo M. Buck was the 


R. V. McGrew 


John N. Towlk 
First President 


delegate to the Congress at Nashville. In 1916 Charles H. 
Parks was the delegate to the Congress at St. Louis. 

The Association was well represented in service of our Coun- 
try at the time of the war ; there being forty-six members of the 
Association in various branches of the service. Of these one 
was killed in action, and the gold star in the service flag of the 
Association is in memory of Rev. Arthur Marsh, who served as 
chaplain in the 18th infantry with the rank of first lieutenant. 
Lieut. Earl W. Porter, who served in the aviation corps was dec- 
orated with the Croix de Guerre, the American Distinguished 
Service Cross and an Escadrille decoration. He was wounded 
while in battle with a German plane. 

As heretofore mentioned it has always been the ambition of 
the Omaha Association to be the active host of a Congress and it 
hopes that it may have the honor and the pleasure of entertaining 
the next National Congress of the Fraternity. Omaha is well 
situated as a place for a Congress, being in the central part of 
the United States and having hotel facilities which compare well 
with those of any of the larger cities, and we believe that we have 
an Alumni Association which is capable of planning for and en- 
tertaining a Congress. 

The present officers of the Association are: R. V. McGrew, 
president, Fred C. Laird, vice president, and Dr. Win. L. Ross, 
Jr., secretary and treasurer. 

The Omaha Association extends to the National organization 
and to the various chapters, a most cordial invitation to meet at 
Omaha at the time of the 27th Congress. 




Rev. Paul R. Hickok, chairman of the High Council, has 
received the following letter from Founder 0. A. Glazebrook : 

Jerusalem, Syria, October 6, 1919. 

I have been simply overwhelmed with work and responsi- 
bility since my return and this is one of the very few notes I 
have written. 

Everything here is in great unrest and uncertainty awaiting 
the decision in regard to mandates. Indeed the world seems off 
the hinges. I do not believe anyone can see the end of it all. 
God in his wisdom and love knows and all will finally be right. 

I have not been very well since my return. Nothing serious 
but the work and anxiety are very trying, quite as much so as 
during the war. I hope you and your good wife keep well and 
that everything goes successfully and happily with you. 

I trust the Fraternity is regaining its normality and that 
very good fortune may attend it and all the dear Brothers. 
Affectionately and Fraternally, 

0. A. Glazebrook. 

Col. William G. Atwood, (New York Beta Theta) of Chat- 
tanooga, Tenn., who supervised the re-establishment of trans- 
portation in the Central European countries, has made a report 
to Herbert Hoover, who in turn placed the report before the 
Supreme Economic Council in Paris, says the New York Sun. 

Col. Atwood reported that when the Americans went to work 
at Trieste on March 23, that city was clogged with 41,000 tons 
of relief supplies, and that Fiume was choked with 12,000 tons. 
The daily movement was only 700 tons. The Americans straight- 
ened out the tangle and got 2,100 tons a day going. 

To the Austrian Republic there was delivered 125,000 tons 
of supplies, Czechoslovakia got 52,000 tons. Speed and econ- 
omy were obtained by arranging shipments for Czecho-Slovakia 


by Hamburg and up the Elbe to Prague. From Hamburg 
142,000 tons was shipped to Czecho-Slavakia. 

To Jugo-Slavia 18,000 tons went through Fiume. Coal was 
provided in immense quantities, as was oil secured from Ukrania. 
The American mission was busy meanwhile with rebuilding 
ruined railroads and rehabilitating equipment. 

Lincoln, Sept. 23. — (Special.) — Between $400 and $500 was 
taken from the clothing of fraternity men living at 1610 K street, 
in this city, last night by burglars who entered the A. T. O. 
building quietly without disturbing the inmates, who had not 
been in the city long enough to bank their money. Richard 
Harshman lost a money order made out at the Minitare postoffice, 
which he had endorsed, but had not had time to cash. 


At Worcester Tech men point out the new gymnasium and 
the athletic field as monuments to the efforts of Prof. Arthur D. 
Butterfield to help the school along. Everyone admits, — even 
so far as to put up a brass tablet in the lobby of that building, — 
that he is chiefly responsible for these valuable assets to the 
college. Whatever he has undertaken for the college, he has 
gone into with unflagging zeal and has made a success of it, not 
only through his ability and personality but more especially 
through his relentless energy. Considering this universal feel- 
ing of respect on the part of all Teeh men, past and present, it 
is small wonder that we of Gamma Sigma are proud to claim him 
as a brother. 

But all this service of his proved but a beginning. The great 
war came along, and in October, 1917, Worcester Tech found her- 
self minus the head of her mathematics department, for Brother 
Butterfield had gone to war. He obtained a commission as cap- 
tain of aviation in the ground school. It was not long before he 
sailed across and was located at Paris. Neither was it long be- 
fore the silver bars on his shoulder gave place to a golden oak 
leaf, and that in turn was transformed to silver. To listen to the 
many brothers returning from service overseas, Brother Butter- 
field was one of the very few officers of our forces in France who 


really worked. We are informed, quite reliably, that the same 
untiring activity which characterized his work at Tech was 
brought to bear upon his work in the army. The French Gov- 
ernment has come forward and backed up the claims of our 
returning brothers in a material way : Brother Butterfield was 
made a Chevalier of the Legion d'Honneur. He remained in 
Paris throughout the war, until September of this year, and 
continued his record of notable service. 

Leon K. Wiese, Washington Gamma Chi, '15, wrote from 
Paris, October 27, on Red Cross stationery that he was just 
leaving for Marseilles whence he was to take a boatload of sup- 
plies into the Southern part of Russia, via Constantinople and 
Odessa. "It has been my misfortune," he writes, "not to hear 
of any brother since early in 1917 when I left the States with a 
company of engineers bound for somewhere in France, though 
I know that Alpha Tau may have many men over here doing their 
bit. After being mustered out of the army I joined the Red 
Cross on a special mission to Europe, under the Commissioner 
to Europe, assigned to the South Russian Civilian Relief work. 
I am taking a boatload of supplies into the country recently lib- 
erated from the Bolshevists by General Denikin. Should I find 
anything of interest to the Palm I will send it in. I find the 
work as well as the Russian situation intensely interesting, but 
to make the other fellow interested is something different." 

Brutus J. Clay, (Va. Delta) well-known Atlanta attorney, 
who has been connected with the legal department of the South- 
ern Bell Telephone and Telegraph company for many years, on 
November 1 opened offices in the Citizens and Southern Bank 
building, Atlanta, for the general practice of law. 

Brother Clay is a graduate of Princeton and of the law 
school at the University of Virginia. lie is well known through- 
out this section in legal circles. 

The Atlanta Constitution for October 29 says: Mr. Clay — 
still a young man — came to Atlanta from Kentucky shortly after 
entering the practice of law, and during his long residence here 


he has made a host of friends, not only in the city, but through- 
out the south. 

He is one of the ablest members of the Atlanta bar, and the 
announcement that he is resigning his former telephone connec- 
tion to enter practice of law for himself will be read with general 

Vernon Montsenbacher, ex '14, (Ore. Gamma Phi) is now 
northwest manager for the Traveler's Insurance Co., with offices 
in Portland. Ray Couch, ex '18, is connected with the Credit 
Association of Portland ; and "Doc" Brosius, ex '13, (Ore. Gam- 
ma Phi) is with the Lumberman's Trust Co. of Portland. 


Raymond Churchill, '17, has returned from Montana where 
he was farming. He is undecided what he will do this winter. 

Clyde Morton is instructor in mathematics in the Engineer- 
ing College of U. V. M. 

Ray Saunders is on the U. S. S. Montana still sailing the 

Arthur Lewis, '17, is with Coon's lee Cream Co. in Lewiston, 

Jim Dodds, '15, is in the dairy business in Buffalo, X. Y. 

Hollis Newton, '16, is now a resident of Fechville, Vt. 

Leo. Williams, ex '19, and Spike Root, ex '19, have bought 
the Craftbury Creamery, Craftsbury, Vt. 

Arom Prentiss Butler is studying law in Washington, D. C. 

Phil. Jones is in New York City working for the American 
Telephone and Telegraph Co. in their engineering department. 

Hovey Jordan, '13, is instructing in the Medical College of 
U. V. M. 

Verge Babcock, '16, is with Bradstreet's Agency in Bur- 

Many of Beta Kappa's alumni are working in the same cities. 
In Detroit are Foster, Bostwick, Freemen, C. 0. Beck, Clydj 
Hobart and Potter. In Cincinnati are Brothers Eddy and Har- 
ris. In Toledo working for the Salvage Depot are Tarbell, Har- 
vey and Calkins. Attending the University of Michigan are 
Brothers Mattice, Adams, O'Meara, Blackmail, Van Buskirk, 
Nutten and Clarke McColl. 



Brother H. M. Crooks, (Ohio Beta Mu) President of Alma 
College, Michigan, has been having an interesting time with 
students who have struck, hazed, and otherwise kicked up a 
rumpus. The Detroit Free Press for Nov. 21, said : Speaking 
with reference to the ' ' student strike ' ' at Alma college, President 
H. M. Crooks said : 

" Since the hazing incident of last Saturday night, the fac- 
ulty's entire attention has been centered on a possible plan by 
which they would have the unanimous agreement of students 
that hazing should be completely at an end in Alma college. 

"Whenever the student body agreed that they were united 
with the faculty in desiring the abolition of hazing, there was 
nothing more of importance in the whole situation. The faculty 
from the very beginning regarded penalties for alleged misdeeds 
as a secondary matter. 

"Now that the students have agreed in the matter of hazing, 
the faculty is more than pleased to unite with the students' new 
proposal that self-government in campus affairs be instituted at 
Alma college. 

"To the new council to be created is to be submitted the 
whole question of the incidents of last Saturday night that were 
the beginning of the disturbance." 

All active and alumni members of Alpha Tau Omega who 
expect to be in attendance at the Student Volunteer Convention, 
to be held in Des Moines Dec. 31 to Jan. 4, are requested to com- 
municate to that effect with Nelson J. Goodsell, Sec.-Treas., 
Iowa State Alumni Assn., care Massachusetts Mutual Life, 320 
Ilippee Bldg., Des Moines, Iowa. When you get in town look 
him up. Sometime during your stay in Des Moines all good 
Alpha Taus will get together for luncheon or dinner and give 
you a chance to get acquainted with some of your worthy brothers. 
George Gill, '12, (Ind. Delta Alpha) is manager of the 
Better Business Bureau at T ndianapolis. With him is associated 
Arthur Mogge, '19, Indiana, as assistant manager. 

Floyd Marshall, '15, (Ind. Delta Alpha), is now with the 


Kokomo Tribune. Marshall returned from France early in the 

Carl R. Bottenfield, '16, (Ind. Delta Alpha) a lieutenant in 
the 42nd Division, is living in Gary, Indiana. 

Lt. Paul M. Browder (Wash. Gamma Chi) severed his con- 
nections with the paymaster's department of the Navy on Oct. 
29th and returned to Pullman. He was commissioned as an en- 
sign in June, '17. Bro. Browder is going into the insurance 

Mark Brislawn, (Colo. Gamma Chi) is cursing the Reds and 
climate in Siberia and herding a company of Doughboys. 

Beta Kappa welcomed the visit of Brother Forest P. Knapp, 
now a member of the faculty in a Canadian Y. M. C. A. College. 
Mr. Knapp delivered a fine speech in chapel. 

Fifteen Beta Kappa men were present at the Hillsdale Col- 
lege home coming. The brothers present were J. O'Meara, W. 
O'Meara, Calkins, Harvey, Beck, Tarbell, Foster, L. Gray, Fish, 
Freemen, C. McColl and Van Buskirk. 

At the Michigan Teachers' Convention at Detroit a Hills- 
dale alumni banquet was held. Several Beta Kappa men were 
present among these were Price, Potter, Freemen, Beck, L. Gray, 
Foster, Bostwick, Hobart and others whose names we have been 
unable to get. 

From Tennessee Beta Tau comes these items : 
Tennessee Beta Tau is proud to have Brother Standord 
Herron located in Jackson. He is one of our most loyal support- 
ers and has assisted materially in helping us during rushing 
season. Hugh Arnold and Phillips are two prosperous young- 
attorneys here also. Murray Taylor is making good as a banker. 
He is with the Security National Bank of this city. Charles 
Koffman is principal of Bradford High School, Bradford, Ten- 
nessee. Koffman graduated 1919. John B. Tatum is professor 
of science at Brooklin, Miss. Frank Crockett, '19, has entered 
Fort Worth, Texas, Seminary, and is becoming quite prominent. 
In a recent national Convention of the American Food and 
Drug officials at New York, Commissioner C. S. Greenbaum, of 
Wyoming, (Wyo. Gamma Psi) is noted in the American Food 
Journal for Oct., 1919, to have discussed the uniformity of food 


and drug laws. Commissioner Greenbaum, after serving Uncle 
Sam until the end of the war, was appointed to the position which 
he now holds as Dairy, Food and Oil commissioner of Wyoming, 
and has been filling that office with the greatest zeal and effective- 

Wyoming Gamma Psi also notes, in the Arizona Mining 
Journal for June, 1919, that another of her alumni is achieving 
prestige. Brother S. C. Dickenson who was formerly in charge 
of the department of safety and welfare of the Arizona state 
bureau of mines is now director of the Phelps Dodge corporation, 
whose mines are at Warren, Ariz. Brother Dickenson is giving 
his full time to the plans for the development of efficient and 
systematic shift bosses. 

Tracy McCracken (Gamma Psi) is making big strides in the 
newspaper business. Formerly editor of the Laramie Boomer- 
ang, he has recently assumed the position of manager for the 
same publication. "Mac" has achieved wonders in his work as 
editor of the Boomerang and will be just as valuable a manager. 

Richard M. Scott, (Colo. Gamma Lambda) "Dick," has made 
himself state tennis champion for Colorado. Scott had been 
Rocky Mountain college champion before the war. During the 
war Scott was twice cited for "getting" German planes. He is 
officially credited with two Falcons. He is now a member of the 
staff of the Rocky Mountain News. 

Anthony Cush (Colo. Gamma Lambda) has returned to the 
University of Colorado to complete his medical course. 

Eddie Sewell, of the University of Penn., has registered for 
a graduate course at the Colorado Agricultural college, Ft., 

Elgin Olinger, 19, (Colo. Gamma Lambda) is with the 
Burroughs Adding Machine Co., of Chicago. 

Leslie Killian, '19, (Colo. Gamma Lambda) is with the 
Weaverling Electrical Supply Co., of Denver. 

Robert McGraw, (Colo. Gamma Lambda) of the Boston team; 
has returned to Pueblo until training season opens in the spring; 
when he will return to Boston. 

Jt is reported that A. D. Wilson is to be married soon. 


Jack Mosure (Colo. Gamma Lambda) has engaged in the 
produce business in Greeley, Colo. 

Leo P. Kelley, (Colo. Gamma Lambda) (Speed) of Pueblo 
has recently been elected state president of the American Legion. 
Speed served over a year in France ; was wounded and dec- 
orated (D. S. C). 

Kenneth A. Kennedy, (Colo. Gamma Lambda) otherwise 
known as "Kak" who served as an International Secretary of 
the Y. M. C. A. during the war, and who has visited more chap- 
ters of A. T. 0. than any other man known of — has engaged in 
Investment Banking in Denver. He is manager of the oldest 
Investment Banking house in the west, Sweet, Causey, Foster & 
Co., of Denver. 

Harold Drinkwater, (Colo. Gamma Lambda) is with New- 
boldt and Co., of Denver. He is connected with the sales de- 

Neil H. Borden, '19, (Colo. Gamma Lambda) is principal of 
schools at Lafayette, Colo. He has been appointed to make the 
Boulder county survey of valuations for the state. 

Harold Duggan (Colo. Gamma Lambda) is at Cudahy, 
Wisconsin, with the Worthington Pump Co. in the sales de- 

Reese Hall, (Kans. Gamma Mu) is moving to Denver to en- 
gage in business. 

Joseph Grigsby, '19, (Colo. Gamma Lambda) is with tht 
firm of Sweet Cansey Foster & Co., of Denver. 

Baird Whitaker of Shelbyville, 111., is selling automobiles 
by the car load. He is agent for seven standard cars of high 

H. K. Huber ("Kirk") has opened a law office in Cheyenne, 

Clayton Lytle, '17, (Colo. Gamma Lambda) is with the 
Atlas Powder Co., of Webb City, Mo. 

John Doble (Colo. Gamma Lambda) is reported to be in 
China with the United States army. 

Charles Pile, '18, (Colo. Gamma Lambda) of Dodgeville, 
Wisconsin, is a candidate for the state senate of Wisconsin. 


"Vic" Moulton (Colo. Gamma Lambda) has engaged in the 
mercantile business in Meeker, Colo. 

Russell Weaver (Colo. Gamma Lambda) is a hardware mer- 
chant at Austin, Colo. 

"Mac" Boyle (Colo. Gamma Lambda) the author of "Bring 
Back Those Wonderful Days," etc., has decided to resume his 
education at Leland Stanford. 

P. C. Jordan of Provine II paid a short visit to the alumni 
association of Denver recently. 

The petitioning club at the Colorado Agricultural college 
has been strongly approved by the Denver Alumni Association 
after a thorough investigation had been made. 

Among those who visited the Ala. Beta Delta chapter this 
year is Floyd Tillery. "Till" came down rush week for the 
express purpose of getting a certain freshman and helping with 
the rest. He landed his man and aided greatly with the others. 

C. S. Whittlesey, Jr., '16, (Ala. Beta Delta) is running a 
haberdashery in Opelika. We have received several visits from 


Among the Mass. Gamma Beta who are doing big things 
are: — 

Hugh H. Wellman '05 who is vice-president and general man- 
ager of the Fire Protection Survey Bureau with headquarters 
at 112 W. Adams Street, Chicago, Illinois.